Sept 2 2014

 
      Rosewood Series is part of the USA Cycling National Ranking System.
Series III Race III
 

Cooper City FL, August 31st, 2014

* 35+ The new course at Piccolo brought new speed to the race. JA Rodriguez from Rossetti, took both intermediate sprints, and sits second overall on the white jersey classification just one point behind the current leader. A breakaway of seven kept it all the way to the end. JA Rodriguez managed to go solo and win the race, followed by A Hulscher racing from Cool Beans Team also in a solo; the sprint for third was taken by G Moore (Cycle Depot Team). GC had no change on the top three and JF Rodriguez still the man in yellow.
* 45+ & 55+ After the first intermediate sprint, the bunch ďexploded into piecesĒ the combination of high speed and strong winds made it difficult and we had dropped riders left and right. A breakaway of three made it to the end, K Schofield and his team mate I Franco from Bike Street team took first and second, last place of the podium was for G Ferrer. J Ortiz stills the white jersey leader, two points ahead of J Armas. In reference to the yellow jersey, C Ortiz untied the top of the classification, and has 3 more points that W Martinez. On the 55+ the only one that managed to finish with the bunch to win the day was R Abreu from all 4 cycling racing team, that now sits second overall, Mosquera continues as the leader.
* Pro 1,2,3 A field of 35 strong riders faced the wind and this new course, where high speed dictated the raceís pace. Sprinterís white jersey classification moved JA Rodriguez to second place just one point behind current leader. Seven riders broke away from the bunch, but G Bianchi surprised them, when he went in a solo to win the race. Y Falcon on a solid sprint took second place followed by S Mlujeak; that now moves up into second place on the overall classification. The battle for yellow jersey will be an amazing race to watch this coming Sunday at the famous, the one and only, Vista View climbing circuit!
* Cat 4&5 Another race that finished on a solo, C Avila from Cycle Depot Team took off from a breakaway group of twelve riders that at the same time they were chased by the main field. The current yellow leader easily took second place for the day, followed by his team mate M Monteverde, that under good teamís tactics, he was making sure that D Paulete (now 3rd on GC) will not get the extra point on GC, in a way to protect his teamís mate (W Loheide) second place overall. The sprinterís white jersey had a turn around, L Perez from Elvys Trucking Team, took both intermediate sprints and now is the new leader.
Fernando Angel

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