Race: Marana Heritage Criterium
Date/Type: March 26, 2016, Criterium
Category: Masters Women 35-49/50+
Distance: 30+ minutes
Time of Race: 10:20 am
Rider: Jo Johnson
Result: 2nd in 50+
This is a brand new crit course held at a community park and major adjoining road. The 2km,3 turn loop is essentially flat with 2 long straights.
Two of the turns are 90 degree coming off straights but closing down to narrow lane of road. The turn into the park from the major road had significant amount of hay bales as it was really a right leading to a short sweeping right,left chicane followed by sweeping right onto the 1000 meter finishing straight. I finally got that going into a rhythm.
Other than the 12+ mph wind, the 9 gals took off quickly. I managed to stay on TT pace as I lost the pack early on and passed 2 riders who were also dropped by the group. But I will take Intensity Factors in the .9 range after the first lap at 1.1.