Congrats to Al and Dana for a 3rd place and 2nd place GC podium in Tucson!
Summary of TBC weekend:
Day 1 Prologue:
Al KILLS the TT and takes second by five seconds to Travis Dixon (Now with
Café Guiseppe) also from NM. (NM beating the locals??? No way!;))
Day 2 60 m RR: Lance, Sean and Tim patrol the front first two laps. Very
aggressive race. Sean and Lance get popped on steep hill lap two. Tim still
patrols the front with a short-lived break. Keith tries a break attempt, but
no partners to go with. Al gets in a 3 man break in lap 2 WITHOUT the yellow
jersey. Break stays away and P&S team, and yellow jersey drive the pack for
30 miles to catch. Break is caught 4 miles from finish. Pack sprint, with
Al, Keith, and Tim in pack. 25 MPH average speed!
Day 3 Circuit Race:
Al in 2nd place. GST team and others attack from the start. Very aggressive
first two laps. Keith and Lance are dropped. 2 laps to go a break is formed.
Al, Tim, and Sean work to catch but not successful before finish. CNM looses
7 seconds to lead group that includes Yellow Jersey. Al holds onto 3rd place
by one second.
Dana in Cat 4 womens:
Takes Fourth in TT. 15 seconds back.
RR: Sits in the pack until the final straightaway to the finish. Leader
attacks. Dana ties to give chase but there’s a crash in front of her. After
avoiding the crash, bridges to leader, and attacks again to WIN the stage.
2nd in GC.
Stage 3: Takes second in sprint for line with same time as winner. Gains
bonus time, but not enough for first. Finishes GC in Second by only 11
Jesse DeKrey, Pro/ Cat 1 Field:
Prologue: Uses a standard bike to score a 8:38 time. 1:13 off winning Pro
Stage 2 RR (80 miles): Finishes only 47 seconds behind the pack. Solid
Stage 3 CR: Pulls out about half way through after being dropped.
Another solid effort. (Jesse is heading to San Dimas next weekend!)