Off the Front
by Tobin Ortenblad (Bear Development Team)
Yesterday was a beautiful day for a bike race in Santa Cruz, with a great group of hometown fans and perfect weather. We started with about 60 racers and a fast pace, with attacks flying left and right in the first 20 minutes of the race. Most of these attacks were all going up the little hill towards the start/finish line.
There were a couple good, little groups that got established early, but nothing stuck until later on when Ben and I went. After about 20 minutes of racing the group was going at a pretty good tempo and I was right on Ben’s wheel when we hit the little climb. When Ben decided to go I was in the perfect position to cover. [Read more...]