Date: June 13-14th, 2015
Race: Air Force Association Cycling Classic
Location: Arlington, VA
Rider(s): Monica Volk
Last weekend was a tough weekend of racing in every aspect. It was hot, courses were technical, and the caliber of racers in attendance was high. Saturday’s course was especially technical; with two hairpin turns the race became strung out from the start. Three crashes happened in front of me, a constant reminder that I was too far back in the pack although it was hard to move up. The third crash created a gap for the back group of riders including myself. I finished 25th Saturday.
Sunday’s race was less technical but still fast. I kept myself mid-pack the entire race and tried to get behind one of the team trains for the sprint. I finished 15th on Sunday and gained a lot of experience from the weekend. After the tough weekend of racing I was left with a vision of where I need to get to and the incentives to reach goal. Ready for more!