Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunny Snowball

Lots of sunshine and new faces at Snowball Criterium. The race was pretty mellow for the first 15 minutes, but after that the action picked up. After several failed attacks by various people, Ali (VKVB) launched a killer before turn 1 and continued into the headwind. The peleton scrambled to react with Brenna in lead pursuit (Tripower) when Emily (VA Asset Group/TWR) powered up and bridged the gap. Ali showed her strength and continued to push the break with little help from Emily while the chase group began to reel them back in (Fat Frogs' Jen and Bridget with Tripower's Brenna). Laura (VKVB) sat in the chase group and bridged to the break after the gap had been shortened by others. Once in the break the two VKVB riders began to attack Emily until Laura broke away solo. The chase group then pulled Ali and Emily back in and continued to chase Laura for the last 4 or 5 laps... well they tried, but Laura's teammate Ali threw them off their pace line by taking slow turns and the chasers could not quite get into their rhythm. Laura came in first, then the group sprint came in with Emily taking the sprint for 2nd and Ali coming across for 3rd.

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