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San Tan and Hungry Dog Crits

This weekend was my kind of weekend- San Tan crit on Saturday and Hungry Dog Crit on Sunday.

I’m still learning about race tactics and having teammates, so it was really fun to have Mary Hall and Kimberly Truitt out there on Saturday for the 1/2/3 race! We had a few plans going into the race but nothing 100% set. Then during the race we decided to lead Mary out since we realized it was going to come down to a final sprint. The plan was to start leading out about half a lap to go but I knew that if I waited until half a lap, I might not be able to get to the front, so I shot out to the front at the beginning of the last lap. I basically drilled it as hard as I could until Kimberly came around me and set Mary up for the sprint and the win! That was so exciting and fun! I was so proud that Kimberly and I could help Mary win!

For the Hungry Dog crit, they put ALL of the women together (CAT 1-4)- so Mary and I were able to race together again. They were scoring the 1/2 women separately from the 3/4. There were some REALLY strong women out there and we decided we would just see how things would go and just race smart together. Right from the start, the pace was high. I was basically suffering the whole time but I wanted to try and stay on 1/2 women’s wheels for as much as possible. Mary got in a break and I just sat in with the group as they chased. When the break was caught, we had attack after attack. Another break started to get away but was reeled back in again. It came down to a bunch sprint and there was only one other CAT 3 that stayed in the group that I had to worry about. I was able to sprint hard enough and stay in front of her for the CAT 3/4 win! Mary got 4th out of the CAT1/2 women!

It was a great weekend of racing for Missing Link/ Specialized women and I’m so proud to be apart of this team!

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3 comments

1 Judy { 03.27.11 at 8:58 pm }

Sweet!!! Congrats ladies, awesome job!

2 Daly { 03.28.11 at 6:33 pm }

Congratulations to you both! My teammate took 3rd in the CAT 3/4. I have a podium photo of Kapri on the podium: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2149448&id=23700677&l=40a0469eda You are welcome to download and use as you wish.

3 Melanie { 03.28.11 at 6:35 pm }

Fantastic work, ladies!!!

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