Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Akward blog response from Fly V Australia to Ouch's account of the Boulevard Road Race

Evans earns first podium for OUCH Presented by Maxxis at Boulevard Road Race
His group also contained three riders from the V Australia/Successful Living squad, including eventual race winner Ben Day. When they caught the front duo, which included another V Australia rider, it put the numbers in their favor.

“The guys from Fly V were very aggressive on the last lap,” Evans said. “With four of them up there, I knew they would attack, and I figured one of them had a good chance of winning the race.

“First, I wanted to make sure I was at least on the podium,” he continued. “After all the attacking, it was down to me, Ben and David (Kemp; V Australia). With about 1 km to go, Ben rolled off the front and got a gap. At that point, I didn’t want to chase and drag his teammate up there, so I made sure I could at least secure second place in the sprint.”

This sounds exactly like what tattoo face did at Sea Otter last year, and is a basic cycling tactic. If a team has numbers they can attack fr the win, if the team without numbers decides to try to pull the break back, he ends up pulling the guy who attacked's teammate(s) with him. Now he is outnumbered in a sprint and might get 3rd or worse. Ironically Successful Living was the victorious team that day as well.

Team OUCH spin on Fly V Australia's Win at Boulevard
So was this just tactics or does Cameron Evans from Team OUCH know he is out classed by Ben Day....

Why was this post even necessary? Ouch did not make their report look like Ouch could have won that day but decided not to or anything like that. Evans admitted Ben was strong. To say someone was outclassed by another rider who had a teammate with them is just bush league. If Ben Day had pulled away from Evans when the two were alonein a break and Evans couldn't match him, then you say he was outclassed.

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