Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Texas State Crit Weekend

The Memorial Day Race Weekend is always fun and the true start to a month of crit racing in the region. Was not different this past weekend. Pro/1 races only seems to be the "new thing"
to do in Texas racing so the fields are way smaller, the purse goes down a bit and the racing gets harder? Not so sure about the last one,though.

Saturday was Glickman Crit in Richardson, a race I won a few years back out of a 2-man move with Minturn getting 2nd back then. We got the right break going but lacked the true sprinter in the move and that was it. One down, 2 to go. Sunday's GS Tenzing Crit was much more fruitful, with Josh getting launched with 300m to go and Logan getting 6th and a few more green/black in the Top 15.

The actual TX State Crit was back in Ft. Worth like the last few years. Great course, technical, fast and spectator-friendly. We had the fastest guy in the field so we made sure everything stays together for the end and the plan worked out. Josh and Carlos (2009 winner) went 1-2. It might look good to have all the guys at the front but no matter if it's a local crit, the P/1 State Crit, or an NRC race it takes a lot of teamwork to get this going. New Cat 1 addition Brant Speed fit in well and THSJ-founder Barry Lee did his share, too (see picture). Hopefully these are signs for things to come.

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