Saturday, July 5, 2008

2008 Masters Nationals, Day 8

55+ Criterium: The Usual Suspects

Bill here, after a great crit race day mixed with great adventure, awe/respect, and always the lingering bit of remorse. 10th place is respectable, although the podium is the objective of all. A medal in this 55+ field requires no hiding, plus willingness to attack with the likes of Wayne Stetina, Kent Bostick and Dave LuDuc. It was so encouraging to stretch the string multiple times with world champions, as the first seven laps averaged 30 mph. But, when the string broke, Subway/Peerless was not on the leading end, as Stetina and LeDuc rode away with a happy passenger. Task two, hang with Bostick. Three attacks later, I dropped back for a breather, again to watch Kent pull 4 others away. By the end we almost caught him, but almost meant a few meters gap at the line and a sprint finish with the hopeful sat-in crowd . 2nd up resulted in 10th , and the neverending drive to come back for another go. Cheers.

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