2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Race Report - Pinellas Park Circuit Race

After Saturdays super tight course, the wide open 2 mile circuit seemed so much more bike friendly, but that didn't mean slow. I keep on trying to figure out what these guys are eating for breakfast that I am not, because they need to share!!!!

With a dramatic win in the Master's 35+ on Saturday, the team was primed and ready to show that winning is the ZMotion way of doing business. The race (for 35+) was 14 laps around the course with a pretty good wind on the back side. Early into the race Pedro was seen off the front and later a six man break formed with some really strong dudes and, of course, Captain Jeff. They were away for lap after lap and ZMotion did some solid blocking to help the gap stay, but with about 3 laps to go they were reeled in. Then out of nowhere Jody flew solo off the front and the field grossly underestimated his strength. Jody was solo with 2 laps to go, then 1 lap to go till finally he crossed the line in Numero UNO. Congrats!!! Since the 35+ team is also trying to win the team points, they stacked the results getting Jeff in 5th, Vinnie in 8th, Amir in 10th, Chris in 10th and Joe in 15th. I think we are now tops in the team category.

ZMotion had representation in almost every category with some notables being Adam Goldfarb at 10th in Cat 4, David Cueli at 7th in Cat 5 and 9th in Junior 15-16. In the Masters 45+ we had 3 guys in the top 20 with Shaun in 7th, Raife in 10th and Chuck in 19th.

In the premier event with the Pro 1, 2 guys, we again saw breakaways look like they were going to stick and then come back. Our man Hector once again made sure that everyone knew that we came for some serious racing and placed a solid 5th. Way to go!!

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