Simple Story of Sleepy Hole Criterium
Leslie out in front after winning a propane tank refill prime
First, a shout out to the race promoters, VB Wheelmen, who not only put on a great race at a great location, but always do a great job promoting women's racing locally... even though they are a men's team. We really appreciated it, thanks guys!!
The women cat 4's and 40+ raced first together. The race had several primes & attacks, but stayed together for a group sprint. Leslie (VA Asset Group p/b Artemis/Trek) jumped hard and was out in front until just before the line, when Sharon (Tripower) accelerated hard to come around for the win right at the line, making for an exciting sprint finish. Leslie took 2nd place overall, and Julie H. finished 6th for cat 4 riders.
The Women's 1,2,3 race was a small but aggressive field. VB Vanderkitten started the attacks & the 2nd one ended up lasting for the entire race, with Ali (VBVK) and Emily (VA Asset Group p/b Artemis/Trek). Pretty straight forward race, after lapping the field Emily J took the win in the sprint, with Ali second. The race for 3rd was still underway. With 1st and 2nd up the road, VBVK racers Jen and Brittany took turns attacking, while VA Asset Group's Ava covered their attacks and threw in some of her own. With less than 10 laps to go Laura (VBVK) attacked a tired peleton, and got away from the field with Leslie (VA Asset Group) on her wheel. Laura got 3rd and Leslie took 4th. (Photo Above by Kevin Horvath, Ali and Emily in the break)
Sunday Mountain Bike Race
In other weekend racing news, Julie Hunter, who raced in the Sleepy Hole Crit on Saturday, decided to race in Angler's Ridge (a mountain bike race in Danville, VA) on Sunday. She took the win for her age group after a difficult 27 mile race with lots of climbing. Go Julie!!