This year, since Jameson and I are branching out and racing with different teams, we’re facing quite a few weekends where we’re each doing our own thing and going to different races. This weekend was the first such example, with me and CAWES going to Philly for the Naval Yard Crit and Jameson and ISM traveling down into Virginia for Jefferson (Jeff) Cup.
The Naval Yard Crit was awesome, and I actually wrote a guest post about it for my team website here. I won’t go into too many details (you can click through the other post if you’re curious), but it involved two separate national champions, six fast corners, and me getting popped on the third lap. I hit my brakes too much. Le sigh.
Jeff Cup was a fast and challenging race for the ISM boys. All the “big guns” show up because it’s a qualifier for the Nature Valley Grand Prix, and the top-placed riders in the Men’s and Women’s elite fields that are not already on a pro/elite squad win a spot in the race. ISM was trying to place Marcos in this spot, and showed up with a squad of seven. Marcos got in an early break, and the guys did a great job covering, but unfortunately the peloton pulled Marcos’ group back. The winning break launched a little later, with ISM missing out on the opportunity and unable to bridge. It was a great effort for their first official team race, and they had a lot of fun hanging out at their home-stay with teammate Greg’s family.
Lots more racing to come this season, and both the Hungry Cyclists are looking forward to it!
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