Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tour of America's Dairyland V: Schlitz Park Crit

Tuesday Crit: Schlitz Park, Milwaukee

Brutal. Just brutal.

Today's crit was the hardest of the series. The start/finish stretch is flat, but you quickly turn right and climb 2 city blocks, 1 of which is at a 7% grade. Last year I think I got dropped 2 laps in. This year I was determined to do better and I did, finishing 7th of the 39 women. It was not an easy 40 minutes. Nearly every time we went up the hill we went up fast, and we slowed on the back stretch (into the wind) and didn't take the descent too fast. Around 21 minutes in, the group split into about 10 of us, and one girl was off the front. I just stayed where I was and fought up the hill every time to just stay with that group. On the last lap Amy attacked, and that split us up again. I couldn't stay with her and just maintained my position, finishing by myself about 3 seconds behind Amy.


At the end of the descent

Surprisingly, I am currently sitting 8th overall in the omnium. I am happy about this!

Omnium results through 6-26

East Troy (6-22-12) stats: 36:38, 14.4 miles, 23.6 mph
Grafton (6-23-12) stats: 42:22, 16.55 miles, 23.4 mph
Waukesha (6-24-12) stats: 39:39, 15.05 miles, 22.8 mph, 182 bpm
Greenbush (6-25-15) stats: 59:41, 20.01 miles, 20.1 mph, 164 bpm
Schlitz Park (6-26-12) stats: 40:32, 13.87 miles, 20.5 mph, 177 bpm

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