Thanks to Marc Enter who noted that an intersection on the course, where Old Banff Coach crosses a Range Road, is controlled in only one direction....so simply bombing through it would mean a slight probability of death - not cool.
As a result we've decided to nix the uphill finish, and stick with our super fast long-crit/circuit course for tonight's race. For those of you who get a little antsy about the thought of crit racing (ie: tight corners, crash barriers, etc), this is your crit race! The 2km course is very safe given its width, total lack of potholes and other obstacles, as well as grassy run-offs through out. Factor in some wide sweeping turns and smooth asphalt, and this circuit looks to be wicked fast!
Below is the course map:
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So here’s how tonight’s modified race will go down...
6:30PM - “C Group” Starts. 20min + 1 lap
7:00PM - “B Group” Starts. 30min + 1 lap
7:40PM - “A Group” Starts. 40min + 1 lap
Will there be Primes?Yep. There might be a few of these ;)
So that's the new format. Tonight's race will be an awesome opportunity to test out some new tactics, get some crit experience without worrying about nasty crashes, or simply get in a serious quality workout. We'll have a quick pre-race briefing before the start of each race to go over the finer details, however feel free to post your questions or concerns in the comments section below.
See you tonight!