The CLIF BAR Development Cyclo-Cross Team strives to not only develop top young cyclo-cross racers and give them the best opportunity to succeed at the national and international level, but also to help them develop into true leaders of the cycling community and their own communities through the team's "sustainable cycling" mission.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Boulder series #1
Today was one of my hardest races, it was a boulder series out in Interlocken. Interlocken is one of my least favorite races because of the deep grass. I was in the first row next to my brother. We where so ready to rock. When the gun went off Robin and I took of as fast as we could Robin got the whole shot and I was right behind him. We had a gap of 10 seconds about after the first lap we kept that up for another 3 laps but than our energy went went away a little. First Robin dropped back to third place and than I did a lap later. So it was Robin and another guy and me up in the lead. Our gap to fourth place got bigger and bigger. The last 3 laps it was only me and the other guy my brother got dropped but he was only 10 seconds behind us. So the next 5 laps i let the other guy with me lead the whole time i just reserved my energy for the last 100 meters. One lap he said go up and pull because the third place got closer and closer to us it wasn't my brother any more it was somebody else. But i didn't go up i just let him lead the whole time. So it came into the last lap still in second place right behind first places wheel. I just waited until the second of last corner because I knew when i don't do it after the second of last corner i won't win. So i tried i went from the outside and cut the corner perfectly so i ended up right next to him and i sprinted so i got a gap and in the last corner i knew i was going to win so i got my self ready to put my hands up. When i put my hands up i just pointed 3 fingers on each side to show that i won three times already. I was s tired after the race so i sat on the grass to catch my breath again. It was so fun the race but o hard to. That was maybe my last time racing Cat.3 because they might upgrade me now. But oh well i can still do good in 2 when i have to race it
Posted by Yannick at 5:47 PM