L.A Circuit Race By Charon Smith!
It was just another race in SoCal with a bunch of hammerheads who all had the same goal and that was to win. Unfortunately, only one guy can win which created excitement and a lot of intensity in the peloton.
Sunday’s race was quite different than last week’s; the day was overcast and the wind was blowing hard due to the race being positioned right on the backside of the world famous LAX Airport. There was no place to hide which I enjoyed because this separated the men from the boys or should I say the strong from the weak. I only had 2 teammates on this day and they had just completed a race prior to mine, I knew they would be a little taxed and told myself: race the front, monitor the moves and pay close attention to the Helen boys as they had the largest team there, and the race was in their backyard so I knew they wanted to shine. [Read more…] about Race Report by Charon Smith from the LA Circuit Race- 4.22.12
CashCall set up the train with two laps to go and brought Justin into position to finish in front of second place Ivan Dominguez and Austin Carroll (Full Circle Cycling Powered by Pure Gear) finishing third
In the Masters 35+ race Team Helens tried to put an end to Charon Smith’s winning streak by letting a break, containing Charon, go up the road to tire him out. Team Helens then set up a lead out train for Aaron Wimberley, but still could not out muscle Charon in the closing meters. Aaron finished second followed by Daniel Reback (BBI-SIC Cycling);
Professional road racing is gaining in popularity. Traditionally the most dedicated and competitive countries were in central and western Europe where the sport consisted of France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Luxemburg. However, with the last decade bringing huge popularity to the sport, it is now gaining ground in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Norway, Ireland, South Africa, Venezuela and Colombia.
Road racing teams work together to help the best rider cross the finish line first. Each member of a team has their place, and before each race the entire team discusses which member will have the best chance of winning a particular race. The choice is made by considering a number of factors. Each racer has particular specialties that they excel in; some racers are better climbers while some make faster sprinters. According to the terrain of the race, an educated decision will be made regarding which rider to elect to cross the finish line first. The other teammate’s primary goal is to help the chosen rider to cross the finish line first. The size of a team can number up to a dozen in professional racing. [Read more…] about Pro Cycling