Florida State Crit Championships

10 Apr

Since I’ve been racing a crit-heavy schedule to prep for Joe Martin and Tour of the Gila, I figured the FL state crit champs was worth a go. Brooksville is a fun course with a tough, bumpy brick climb and a lot of bad pavement everywhere. A good classics style crit course, fitting with the World Tour Spring classics happening. A break got up the road early in the 80 min crit, but had a lot of firepower in it. Eventually the break split up after a prieme sprint and half of it came back to us in the field. Since I was flying solo, I was taking big turns at the front to help pull the break back. The Guerciotti and FSA combination really smoothed out the bricks keeping the tires on the ground.

Pullin'

Pullin’

About an hour in, they put out a field prieme and I countered it to get separation from the field. Good thing I had the Giro Synthe for a little aero advantage and Bolle glasses to block out the setting sun.

Crit Chase

Crit Chase

I was able to bridge up to Stephen Perezluha (Isagenix Seasucker) and we worked to try to bring back the remaining two riders, Ruben Campangnioni (Stradalli) and Owen Shott (Velo Brew), up the road. We were unsuccessful as the duo had too big of a lead and I ended up 4th after a long day.

FL State Crit Podium

FL State Crit Podium

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