Tulsa Tough, My First Big Win of the Season!
Not only did I win this time around, but I also used my grown up words (this can be a challenge in the minutes following a race). Click on the link or picture above and check it out.
Now for my own race report. This is the part where I copy and paste what I wrote for the team website:
Day two was a six-corner criterium with a decent hill in it. Based on how the race played out the previous evening, Kori and I tweaked our tactics a bit. Unfortunately, we forgot to take into account that my body would be sore from the crash the previous day. Kori set me up for a solo move with about ten laps to go, but I wasn’t able to hold it. My pedal stroke just wasn’t as smooth as usual. I took a few laps to recover from my breakaway attempt and tried again with two and a half laps to go. It was risky. It was painful. Primal chased and Kori did her best to block. I knew it was going to be close, so close that I didn’t want to risk losing the split second it would take to look behind me. I set my sights on the line dug deep, and managed to hold off the field for the win!
And here’s the podium shot:
I know I promised I’d write about my adventures in Dahlonega, but that’s going to have to wait till tomorrow. Jim, a local cyclist who I ran into on the road today told me I should update more frequently, so keep your eyes peeled for another post soon to come.
I’m going to have to start racing more just so I have more to write about!
Plane tickets for the two stage races in France in July have been booked!