Two Tradewinds Racing Team members, Patty Buerkle and an ailing Leslie Winters, braved very windy but sunny weather on Sunday to compete in the Daniel Harwi Memorial 24th Annual Lower Providence Spring Classic Criterium in Norristown, PA.
This is Pennsylvania's oldest and largest criterium, and 45+ cat 1/2/3 women showed up to compete in the 20 mile, 20 lap race. Racing was fun and fast, with the first attack coming on lap two. After several small breaks failed to stick, Patty soloed off the front and was by herself for 4 laps before Kim Geist, Team Alliance Environmental, and Jessica Chong, Morgan Stanley (and the 2010 PA BAR winner), bridged up with her. The three worked well together and maintained their lead to finish 1-2-3, with Kim winning the sprint and Patty taking a well-earned third. Leslie finished in the pack, but worked hard chasing attacks and helping Patty's break to stick.