Race Dates: May 23-26th
Race Type: Circuit Race, NCC Criterium
Location: Somerville, NJ
Rider: Deborah Leedale-Brown and Colleen Gulick
The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series was in full swing this weekend. The series includes three races over the Memorial Day weekend! The 1st race of the series is the Raritan Classic and EPS rider Deborah Leedale-Brown took part in this race among some of the best women cyclists in the US! Deb had an very impressive 5th place finish on a gorgeous racing day!
The Tour of Somerville was the 3rd race of the series and this year marked the return of a Pro/1/2 Women's race!! The race had an amazing turnout. The Memorial Day extravaganza drew 55 women in the Pro/1/2 race and spectators lining the course. The course was a great 4-corner, flat, fast course. Our field had a 20 mile race which, due to its NCC Crit status, attracted some great talent from all over the world. As usual, the race came down to a sprint finish. After getting recognized as one of the major contenders in the race by getting a "call up" at the start of the race Colleen was only 2 wheels behind the United Healthcare lead-out train and placed 9th. Deborah got caught behind a crash on the last lap but managed to use her mountain bike skills to bunny hop some equipment and pull out a 20th place, earning her a spot in the money. Special thanks to Andy, Barb, and Ken who were there to enthusiastically support us and cheer us on. Our next race will be the Parx Casino race in Philadelphia.
John Basilone Raritan Cycling Classic
Deborah Leedale-Brown 5th place Women's Pro/1/2
Tour de Somerville
Colleen Gulick 8th Women's Pro/1/2
Deborah Leedale-Brown 20th Women's Pro/1/2