3 days ago
Mar 18, 2010
An encouraging 20+ riders showed up for the first WWs of the year and it seemed people were chomping to get the action started! Eric Hamilton was the first attacker of the year and the frustrations of the long winter seemed to be coming out in those opening salvos. After a couple of laps the constant pressure of the four Cat1s in attendance forced a split with Ryan Knapp, Mike Sherer, Hamilton, Issac Neff joined by Taylor Gaines off the front. That was it for the rest of the field although they did manage to regroup and keep working well(ish) together until the end of the 6-lap ride with Tom Cox and Matt Neibler battling it out in the sprint for the minor placings. Up front the leaders kept it rolling at 26mph+ until the final mile when first Neff then Hamilton tried to win solo. However it came as no great surprise that Mike Sherer prevailed in the sprint given the BIG watts he's been putting out in training! At the other end of the spectrum other riders extended themselves a little too much too soon (Parry, Todorow, Atwell) and had to regroup during the remainder of the ride but that's a what a TRAINING 'race' is all about, right?
Posted by Geraint Parry at 12:28 PM