Race Report Dates: 2/26 & 2/28/16
Race Names: LAVRA Friday Night Track Racing & Rockem’ Sockem’ Triton Grand Prix Race Types: Track Omnium & Crit
ider Name: Colleen
Placing 5th & 2nd
Another SoCal weekend is in the books. Friday night was the last of three nights in the LAVRA Friday night track series. There were three races on the docket… one of which (Triple Sprint) was a West Coast race type I was unaccustomed to and if I did the math correctly I placed 4th in that event. After placing 3rd in the 60 lap scratch I wound up in 5th place overall for the evening. On Sunday I took a drive down to San Diego for the Rockem’ Sockem’ Triton Grand Prix Criterium. It was a 4 corner, flat and fast crit. I quickly found myself in a break with three other riders, two of which were on the same team. The teammates kept counter attacking each other in an attempt to wear out the rest of the break. The other rider and I covered all of the breaks successfully, although extremely challenging. Our break wound up lapping the field and coming down to a sprint. The four of us sprinted around the pack and jockeyed for position for the sprint. One of the women was able to get a bit of a jump on me by going really early. I was able to make up a lot of ground but not enough for the win… earning me a 2nd place finish on the day. : ) I’ll be shooting for another podium (knock on wood) at next week’s CBR Criterium in Carson. Until then, happy riding everyone!