2008 Zimmerman MS Bike Ride

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Race Report - Labor Day Criterium

Where there is racing, ZMotion shall triumph!! While some members of the team went up to Bartow to race, others decided to head South to Brian Piccolo Park to put some hurting on. Monday's 35+ race was a great example of that.

In a field of around 45 guys we only had four guys with Chris, Jody, Alex Y and Tim on deck, but that was enough. The race started fast and strong and within 15 minutes there was a break of 5 guys off the front powered by our own Chris Hoch with almost a half lap on the field. The field desperately chased until they brought them back, but Chris must have had his wheaties because he immediately counter-attacked with another guy. Seeing that this was THE move, Jody and 3 others bridged up. Alex did a great job of blocking in the main field and they were GONE. In the break of 6, Jody did monster pulls to keep the break away. With less then three laps to go, the ever wily Ransford snuck off the front of the group and managed to stay away. With just 1.5 laps to go, Jody got up front to drag the remaining guys around and when he pulled off with just a half lap to go, Chris launched an attack that no one could respond to for a podium finish of 2nd place!!

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