The @NUVOcycling team had a great year so far with big wins for Eric Young and big podiums for amongst other Jonathan Jacob at Masters Nationals (3 silver medals). Over the weekend it was these two riders, ably supported by Schaeffer and Luzadder, who were getting superb results over at the Gateway Cup in St Louis. The fields were of high quality with over 120 Cat1/2s including local P-R-O Brad Huff and current US Pro Crit champ Daniel Holloway (@the_Hollywood). Even with these fields Jacob and Young went an amazing 1st and 3rd on not one day but two consecutive days. On Saturday at St Louis Hills, Jacob rode away from a high quality break on the final two laps to win solo whilst Young beat Holloway in the sprint for 3rd. Then on Sunday at the 'The Hill' Jacob got in a two man break with Rob Bush (Kenda) and likely ditched him on the final lap for another solo win. Young then won the sprint for third! These crit courses are hard but getting to the finish solo is almost unheard of so clearly Jacob is riding like a monster atm.
I'm sorry I didn't see the sprint yesterday as it's a 40mph downhill drag-race that would have been fun to watch. There no better way to get a contract with a Pro team than to beat the US Pro Crit champ in a straight up sprint....twice!
Photos- Harry Clark
Lots of Riders!
The Finish (by Harry Clark)
ps Interesting that Holloway rips Young on Twitter for celebrating this 3rd place on Sunday- 'Lol to the guy who raised his hands for 3rd. How could you not know anyone was off the front?' I guess they don't go much for appreciating team-mates at Bissell!
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