Monday, May 2, 2011

VA Beach VK Race Results: Here and Abroad

With sunny skies and warm temps, Brittany mosied down to North Carolina this past weekend amped and ready for a full weekend of racing, including her first road race of the season. Tour de Moore presented by Hincapie Sportswear took place Saturday in Southern Pines, with a combined CAT 3/4 field of 20 women. The 32 mile race kept a fairly quick pace due to several break attempts throughout, the majority of which were served up by the team of three from Hincapie/Green Creations. None of the breaks were destined to stick, though, with the eager pack immediately chasing each one down. With the “rolling” hills and heat taking its toll, the pack slowed down the last couple of miles as they neared the signs indicating the finishing stretch. As soon as the 1k to go sign was passed, the pace shot up as the riders made their moves towards the final turn, and Brittany found herself in a not-so ideal position, 5th or 6th back from the lead rider. With the sprint to the finish, Britt was able to shut down the gaps and took the win with a Hincapie rider coming in second.

Sunday’s Brick City Criterium, hosted by, traded in the country hills for a relatively flat and fast, four corner crit in the heart of downtown Sanford. The women’s open consisted of 24 riders, seven of whom were on the PARcycles squad. The women on the host team displayed some amazing teamwork throughout, with each taking turns going off the front while the pace was controlled behind. Brittany and a handful of other riders spent the majority of the race trying to close breaks, with the last attempt ultimately being unsuccessful, as a PARcycles CAT 1/2 rider kept her distance and took the win. A Hincapie/Green Creations rider took first for the 3s, with Brittany coming in 3rd.

Keeping it closer to home, two of our kittens, Lisa and Roberta, participated in the Run for Independence 5k- hosted by Independence Middle School. Lisa placed first in her age group, with a time of 23:18 and Roberta came in second in her age group at 25:50, shaving off a full 2 minutes from a previous 5k she did back in December.

Congratulations to our ladies for doing such an amazing job this weekend!!!

Please stay tuned for more news as Laura, Ali, BJ, Brittany, Jen and Manderkitten Bob make their way to Charlottesville this coming weekend for Wintergreen and Jeff Cup.

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