The race ended with a 5th place finish today. I had a great race both strategically and physically, but simply could not pull off a top 3 spot in the sprint. It would seem everyone came here in prime form! I don’t get it?
The strategy was to simply try and shed as many riders off the lead pack before the finish line sprint. Due to my size, I am a very poor sprinter; fortunately, this “size” is solid mass, which makes me a strong Time Trialist. It takes me a while to wind up and get up to speed in comparison to my competitors. The course did not favor my strengths in road racing and when it came down to the final sprint, the sprinters shot out. [Read more…]