Canyon Bicycles Team

Canyon Bicycles Team
Canyon Bicycles Tour of Utah Team

Don't sweat the technique

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Race results

5TH XC UFD Leadbelt XC, St.Joe MO 3-13-11
1st XC UFD Greensfelder Challenge, Eureka, MO 6-7-11
2nd XC KC Cup, Blue Springs, MO Cat-1 40-49 6-12-11
1st XC UFD Indian Creek Camp grd 6hr, Foristell, MO 6-22-11
2nd XC UFD Castlewood XC, Wildwood, MO 7-9-11
2nd XC UFD Brommelsiek Challenge, Wentzville, MO 7-17-11
1st XC UFD Spoke and Pony Showdown, KC, MO 8-13-11
1st XC UFD Cyclewerx Crankfest, Cape Girardeau, MO 8-21-11
1st XC MO State Champion, Cat-1 40-49 2011
2nd CX Gateway Cross Cup 40-99 master, U-City, MO 9-21-11
1st XC UFD Chubby Chaser,Eureka,MO 10-2-11
1st CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #1 Cat-3/4 10-15-11
1st CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #2 Cat-3/4 10-16-11
1st CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #3 Cat-3/4 10-23-11
8th CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #4 Cat-1/2/3 10-29-11
3rd CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #5 Cat-1/2/3 11-12-11
4th CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series #6 Cat-1/2/3 11-13-11
1st CX MO State Championships KC,MO 12-4-11
8th CX Veldrijden Columbia, Columbia,MO 12-18-11
3rd CX Bubba Mem Cyclocross series overall Cat-1/2/3 2011 1st XC UFD Cat-1 40+ overall winner

Saturday, December 10, 2011

2011 Cat-3 MO State Cyclocross Champion

This would be my second attempt at this race. Having finished 7th with a descent race last year I was hoping to make the podium as it's the last chance at a state title race for 2011. The race promoters put a 12 pack of beer prime for the first lap finisher. There was a lot of peer pressure from local race support to claim that beer. I would do my customary fast start and see if the opportunity would still remain. Sure enough riders stampeded recklessly at the front, over shooting turns and choosing bad lines through the excessive mud. I traded leads with the other lead rider(Stuart Robson),but in the end his line choices relegated him behind me as I got the prime and got ready for the counter move that would surely come. A chase group of 4 formed and played cat and mouse with one another, leaving me dangling off the front by 5 seconds at best. After 2 laps or so the chasers attacked each other in an attempt to bridge across, effectively blowing apart the chase group. One rider from that group (Peter Jensen)would catch me at what was the top of the course and lose contact through the flat section of course. Fortunately for me the finish was at the end of the flat section of course and I would nurse that small lead to a sprint finish separated by a bike length or two. This is my first year securing 2 state jerseys in one year.