Saturday, April 3, 2010

Women's races at HAMmerfest

Thanks to the VBW for all the work that goes into a race (and especially a new course), it was a really fun course and turned out to be a safe day for the women. We especially loved the short steep hill on the course, it made the race different and exciting.

Women's 1,2,3
There were only a few break attempts early on before the winning break, by VBVK's Ingram, stuck. There were some individual efforts to pull her back, but the field seemed to have trouble working together. Attempts were made to bridge up, but they were unsuccessful, and Ingram soloed in for the win. The field sprint was for 2nd. FF's Pope went early on the back of the course after turn 2 and held a small gap through the bottom of the hill. The sprint began up the short, steep hill with Emily powering ahead and holding the gap to the line for 2nd place. Sally (Tripower) sprinted in for 3rd with a safe gap on the competition behind her.

Women's 4
This race was exciting to see since there are not a lot of races in this area with a sepperate race for category 4 women and we were happy for this racing opportunity. The field rode a conservative race, with few attacks. Several riders were unable to stay with the field up the short steep hill, but other than that the field was intact with 1 lap to go. On the bell lap the pace picked up and riders pushed the pace. Up the hill and into turn 4 the pack was led by FF's Brittany, who held her lead to the line. Tripower's Sharon came in 2nd, a Hilton's rider picked up 3rd (sorry I forget her name), and TWR's Avanell finished strong with 4th place.

Look forward to racing here next year and maybe coming home with the ham next time :)

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