Apr 24, 2009

Wow....Pi Phi!

Three years ago Pi Phi qualed 33rd on their 4th attempt. Today they won the race. If anyone has ever ridden with Caroline Brown you'll known she is a excellent hill climber but she showed her form on the track today (hinted at during MissNOut) as she destroyed the lead pack in a 5-up sprint for the win. In the weeks leading up to the race she also played down the form of her team-mates but they were clearly all riding great as they delivered Caroline the chance at the end.

Anyone who saw Caroline sit second wheel for the final 5 or more laps knew that they were gonna win. They stayed out of trouble and under the radar until the very end and pulled a huge surprise victory!

Other teams on the lead lap were DSP (2nd), KD (3rd- who for some reason led the final 5? laps), Kappa Kappa Gamma (4th, never ever rule them out) and Theta (5th- who rode very aggressively). Rounding out the top ten were DG (6th), Teter (7th- a couple of crashes hurt them), Wing-it (8th), Army (9th) and Athena (1oth- Olivia Yeagy rode like 4 girls!).

Full results are here.

The race was run in very windy conditions that likely contributed to a first lap wreck in which 4-year vet Caitlin Coar (Team Rev) broke her collarbone. Not the way she would have liked to finish her L5 career. Please spare a thought for Stephanie Dohman (Alpha Phi) who crashed very hard onto her face and did not immediately move (always a a bad sign!).

But wow, Pi Phi!

Photo Credit- VeloNews

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