Rider: Colleen Gulick
Race: UCI Fastest Man on Wheels
Race Type: Track
This past Friday night was the second week in a row of UCI racing at the VPCC. My first race of the evening was a UCI Points Race (42 laps). Although this is not the particular event I am training for I figured why not give it a shot. : ) The race had 6 different countries represented and was a fast pace. I wound up earning points in a couple of the sprints and placed 8th overall. Only a few minutes later we were back on the start line with the entire field from the points race plus a few sprinters for the Miss & Out action... my favorite race. : ) A sizeable field of over 20 women was eventually whittled down to just 3 riders (by pulling out the last rider across the line each lap). The final three then have a sprint for first place. I made it down to the final three riders (continuing my streak of not being eliminated from a miss and out race for over 2 years, knock on wood). However, after I made it to the final three my legs were shot and I was forced to accept a third place finish. Overall, that placed me 5th for the evening in the omnium. The racing continues next Friday and Saturday with two more evenings of UCI racing at the Velodrome. I will be sure to send more updates at that time. : ) As always, thank you to our sponsors who help make the night of racing a success.
Placing: Miss & Out= 3rd, UCI Points race= 8th, Omnium= 5th