TWR team VA Asset Group travelled to South Carolina this weekend for the Rock Hill Omnium, including Friday night street sprints, Saturday Road Race and Sunday Criterium. The race was packed with talent from all over the region, including BMW-Bianchi, Team Type One, Vera Bradley and Specialized.
During the omnium we were able to pull off one win, with Emily Joyner showing her power during the street sprints. The road race, billed the "Hell of the South", was a hilly 47 mile race with a QOM climb, Joyner was pleased to come in 6th over the top. The race came down to a sprint finish, Joyner jumped way to early and misjudged the finish line by 150 meters. The criterium on Sunday was fast and aggressive race from the start with riders constantly attacking and counter-attacking. The pack was all together when a 100$ prime was announced. Joyner got into position and took the prime, causing a huge gap on the field with only a couple other riders. Robin Farina of Team Vera Bradley then attacked up the hill with 5 other riders able to go with her. That group worked together until Farina attacked the break and soloed to victory.
The omnium was was promoted by Rock Hill Cycling Club and was one of the most organized non NRC races we have seen. We'll be back. We loved it.