Date: August 3, 2014
Riders: Deborah Leedale-Brown and Andy Maher
The Bob Rodale Fitness park in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania was the venue for this PA BAR race. Team mates Deborah Leedale-Brown and Andy Maher were representing team EPS/CSS today. Having raced the iron Hill twilight crit just hours before with not much sleep, Deb wasn't sure how her legs would respond.
The course was a one mile, big ring loop with a short steady uphill grade and smooth surface. After a 30-40 minute warm up we were on the starting line. Deb is currently leading the PA BAR series so needed a strong finish to hold onto her lead. The plan was to keep the field together resulting in a sprint finish which is Deb's strength. Andy had two QCW riders to mark, responding to any breaks that might occur. With eight to go Andy went to the front for a few laps ensuring Deb could sit in and conserve energy. Deb was sitting comfortably mid-pack and with three to go Andy went back to the front ramping up the pace while Deb moved closer to the front. Into the final bend Deb took Finkraft rider Meredith Ehn's wheel and sprinted for a second place podium finish.
Deborah Leedale-Brown 2nd
Andy Maher 15th