Saturday, July 4, 2009

fitchburg stage 3

today was the rr for the jrs, unfortunately kinda weak we only do 4 laps a whopping 41miles.  i was going into this 4th gc...the first lap going up the climbs through the feedzone nate brown went quite hard and there was immediately a selection...after some more attacking, the major selection of the day was made, and it was a rather funny one...me, and 3 hot tubes...nate brown, gavin mannion, and lawson craddock.  the 2nd lap we were really rolling, luckily for me gavin had a mechanical and didnt get back on...then it was 2v1 instead of 3v1.  the next two laps we just rolled it nice and smooth, i knew with the two of them...and nate brown being super strong my best shot was to just work and make time for gc...and hope i could do well in the finale.  in the end they gave me the ole 1-2 punch with 2k to go and i rolled across 3rd, but the good news is we had like 3' on the rest of the field...this moved into 2nd on gc!

the best/funniest part is after being in the break yesterday and today i am now in the leaad in the points/sprinters competition....so i get to wear the jersery tomorrow.  there are 5 sprints in the crit tomorrow, so i will try and defend the jersey but i only have a slim lead and im not too confident at this point, but we'll see...if i get to keep the jersey expect to see me training in it everyday...as i want everyone to remember i am a sprinter at heart

3 comments:

K-country said...

This is great Nate! Keep it rollin'

chuck hutch said...

I am not a sprinter, and I have 2 sprint jerseys, so keep your jersey - there are more ways to cross that line 1st during the sprint laps than sprinting.

Gino said...

Nate,

You're the man. We're waiting for today's results...

Gino and Carol