Sunday, February 8, 2009

2009 Boulevard road race

Floyd started his first race of the year, which turned out to be quite eventful for a race in San Diego. Snow marred the start of the race, and was only followed by cold and wet conditions for most of the rest of the day.

(from VeloNews)

Ben Day ended up taking the race at the end of the day, a race which only had 32 riders finish.

Out of the four Team Type 1 riders who started the race, only one finished. TT1's lonely survivor leaned on his experience gained during the US Open of cycling a few years ago:
Hanson, who competed in that epic edition of the U.S. Cycling Open two years ago, said he took a few lessons away from that race. Most notably, to be prepared for even the worst of conditions. (Link)
Ken Hanson finished 13th for Team Type 1.

Ouch p/b Maxxis had a good showing with a second for Cam Evans. Also, Floyd Landis and Rory Sutherland managed to finish the race, both showing good form with 16th and 17th place respectively.

Team Jelly Belly rider Matt Crane suffered a very short day.
Sitting on the start line in 40 degree sleet, I still couldn’t help relishing an opportunity to test out the legs and get back to the world of clicking gears and whirring wheels that I love so much. However, the aforementioned weather conditions made for treacherous pavement, and I lost control of my front end when I tried to flick the bike over a crack in the road...

(from Matt Crane)

Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living was extremely excited with their result after only having 4 of their riders stateside for a few days.

After all was said an done the podium looked like this: Ben day (Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living)in first, Cameron Evans (Ouch p/b Maxxis) in second, and David Kemp, Charles Dionne, and Bernard Sulzberger (all Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living) took 3rd through 5th

(from Velo News)

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