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.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Jordan chasing the lead in the 1/2's race
It was the perfect autumn day for a cyclocross race. It was Jordan's hometown race and he felt like he was going to have an awesome day on the bike. Jordan rode to the race which was only about 15 minutes away from his house. When he arrived at the race he could see that the course was very technical and would require a lot of accelerating, which would suit him very well. He rode the course at speed for several laps just to check out the course and to decide what tires would stick to the turf the best. After he had ridden the course a few times, he went to the car to get on the trainer. On the trainer, you could see it in his eyes that he was excited, yet prepared for the race. At the start line, Jordan's body hummed with anticipation for the start. At the sound of the gun, he was third off the line and by the end of the lap, he was off the front with Adam Bergman and Pat Lemieux. By the end of the second lap Adam had gained about a five second gap on Jordan and Pat was about 30 seconds back. The gap stayed at a cool eight seconds between Jordan and Adam until 2 laps to go it opened to 12 and by the finish the gap was 20 seconds but Jordan still managed second with third place a minute back.