... must come home dragging their tongues, missing lung tissue and with thrashed legs. Pretty much sums up the race last night. Stellar, and I mean stellar night for racing in Kananaskis. A stunner of an evening left riders chuffed (Queen's english).
Starting in Bragg Creek, rider followed their fortunes due west into the evening before turning around and picking up the pieces on the way back. The C group had a lively 38km route that brought them a portion of the way up the big climb (we'll call this a cat 3 climb just to sound cool and Toury). B's went to the summit (we'll call this a cat 1 climb)for 43km and the A's went up and over, decending to the end of the road before turning back up again (HC climb for sure) to make it to 51km.
The C's were the first home with almost the entire goup storming in together. Clarence "Mr. Savvy" timed it right and took the honours with the rest of the goup drafting David Morgantini who hung on for a well deserved second ahead of Mike Harrington. Super job to all.
The B's we're a little more spread out as the climbing took a toll on a few of the guys. In the end, Mike Waldhuber (very zippy finish) brought it home in style over Andrew Paul (stormin' lik Katrina) and Karel Bergmann who has moved up from the C's.
The A's were a show that played out in multiple acts over a variety of terrain. Trev Williams turned on the human gruber assist and rode it in alone and in style. Less clear was who was going to win the spring for second, but in the eyes of the judging panel harley Borlee nipped Lockie Holmes by a few microns.
Great night, great road, and I am greatly thankful to Carley Goetting for coming all the way out to volunteer and help the whole thing work. Next week we have Highwood pitching in and running a TT for us out near Aldersyde (Okotoksish area). Details to follow.
I have also updated the overall standing for the second series which will conclude with next weeks TT. Some people did drift around categories a little as I have tried to make it competitive across the board. This is a bit difficult as there are so many different formats and some people cross categories for certain races (which I encourage). Let me know if there is a real big concern but otherwise I hope you enjoy the competition.