Location: Evesham, NJ
Date: August 3, 2014
Riders: Alli McCabe, Shannon Grieb and Nicole LaGorga
From EPS rider Alli McCabes perspective on the second stage of teh South Jersey Omnium weekend series...
Sunday's race started off at 8:15am after a full morning or pouring rain. We spent some time taking laps on the course and getting familiar with the turns. There were 6, Cat 4 women in our field and I found myself off the front from the start of the race. I attempted slowing down to see if anyone would pass me, but after the first lap I crossed the start finish line and looked back to find that I had a small gap on the field. In that instant I decided it was now or never to make a move. I felt bad leaving my teammates behind without a warning, but I sprinted as hard as I could to get a good lead. Nicole and Shannon stayed with the peloton and fought hard for there positions. One girl caught my wheel and stayed with me for the remaining 15 laps. Shannon pulled herself from the race to cheer us on from the sidelines! Nicole toughed it out and pedaled hard! Towards the end the field was lapped and and I finished at a tough second and Nicole at a strong 5th. Overall for the (weekend) series, Nicole 7th, Alli 4th.
Alli McCabe 2nd place Cat 3/4 Women's Race
Nicole LaGorga 5th place Cat 3/4 Women's Race