Saturday, March 3, 2012

#merco

Had a fun day at Merco Cycling Classic today in the crit. This was the first bunch race of the year, and so the first truly "team" race. We wanted to start off the season on the right foot by being aggressive and having a presence in the race.

And I think we definitely managed to accomplish that. I think almost everyone was off the front in some group or another over the course of the 32 miles. Specialized-lululemon and ourselves were trying to push the envelope a bit, while Exergy and the yellow jersey were trying to keep things under control. All the effort turned out well on the podium as well with Joelle and Leah coming across the line one after another in 2nd and 3rd. Ina of Specialized-lululemon took the win.

Every race besides this one is a time based stage race, but this one is an omnium format with points being dolled out to the top 25 everyday. As a result, Joelle moved into 2nd after today and Leah is in 4th. Optum also occupies 5th and 6th. Joelle's only one point back of the yellow jersey so that should make for a fun/painful road race tomorrow!

Which starts excessively early at 8:15 am so time to head towards bed before 5:30 comes too soon.

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