Then it was off to Vancouver, Canada for some racing. We started off with the Tour de Delta which included 2 crits and one road race. The first crit was very fast and also had some good crashes. I was actually feeling pretty dang good after my break from racing. The next day was a flat crit which was even faster and very aggressive. In the end nothing stayed away and we lined it up for the lead out with 3 laps to go. We were one man too short in the end and Ben finished off a strong 4th. The following day was and 85mile road race the consisted of 4 opening circuits with some good rollers. Kevin was able to get into the main break that stayed away for most of the race. After the 4 circuits the race transferred over to the other side of town where we finished 10 laps with a short steep climb into a gradual grind to the top. With 2.5 laps to go a break went on the climb. I bridged across on the top and we were able to stayed away till the end. I finished off 7th on the day.
The Exergy Twilight was that Saturday back in Boise. This was our home race with Exergy being based out of Boise. The field was stacked and the crowds were awesome. 20min into the race the skies opened up and the rain started to fall. Along with that came a LOT of crashes. At one point half the field was coming back in one lap. It was crazy. We had two guys in the break that looked promising. Though with one lap to go they were caught and it got crazy. Carlso took 2nd and I finished 6th.
|Exergy Twilight-photo credit idahostatesman|
|TT Rig getting ready for Elk Grove|