aka last chance to get to C grade for a couple of months Race Report PDCC Club Criterium Championship D grade Smeaton Way Rockingham I have never had any luck at Smeaton Way, always finishing in the second half of the group. My dismal record had little to do with my limited sprinting ability, even […]
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Race Report PDCC D grade criterium Parklands 17 March 2013
The head cold from earlier in the week had moved down to my lungs, so I was not feeling great & definitely not excited about my chances on my favourite criterium circuit (4km long with a sharp climb & only one challenging corner for me). Still I wanted to be the only club member to race & finish ever criterium this season, so I was not going to let a little cold slow me too much.
A brief run down on the 10 race season with a report on the last race.
Due to a number of reasons, there was only 12 riders in D grade today. None of the usual breakaway suspects, but more than few who could outsprint me. So I went out with a simple tactics, go to the front early, ride hard for a couple of laps, hope a couple of others join in, it becomes a race of attrition and only a small group gets to the end.