Great work today between @json_ason_cycling and @cycling__chef ! Be sure to read Jason's sweet race recap below, as be sure to follow him through out the season! We are looking forward to seeing what Jason, one of our new development junior riders will achieve this season!#Repost @json_ason_cycling with @repostapp
Cherry Pie Criterium —————————————————————
After 12 days off the bike with an injury I only had 5 days to prepare for this race. This race is special to me because it was the first race I ever did last year (thank you @caillou_rides_bikes for making me do it) •This year, the course was a bit different but it didn't really matter. Prior to my injury training had going well and I felt good about the race even after so long off the bike. —————————————————————
It was pouring rain the whole time and the wind was brutal! There were 20 guys in the cat 4 field. 30 minutes plus 1 lap. Just after the whistle blew 3 guys broke off the front, the chase was on. They kept pulling away. With around 5-6 laps to go there was a crash in the round about taking out my teammate @cycling__chef thankfully he was ok (thanks to the kid who broke his fall) I was able to get through the crash and pull away from the main pack with one other guy. The next time we came around to the start finish line, James jumped in with us. With 4 laps left the three of us chased as hard as we could rotating and sharing the wind. On the last lap I was pulling and my legs were feeling good. As we came the the little hill I dropped a gear or two and spun up the hill. Preparing for the sprint finish, I looked back to see where my competition was, I decided to initiate the sprint and I was able to hold that sprint to take 4th place. —————————————————————
If we had a few more laps and maybe one more guy to rotate with I think we could have caught the breakaway group. All in all it was a great race and I'm thankful I finished rubber side down and that james wasn't seriously injured. —————————————————————
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