Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial #3

I did the C race on Saturday (Cat 4/5, 36 miles) and finished 8th.  Didn’t make the winning break of seven riders, but—thanks to Deluco and Grippo—I won my field sprint.

Lorenzo, Chris, and I did a couple laps of the short course before the race, and they were kind enough to offer lots of pointers.  Three of which I remember vividly: (i) “In this race, nothing good happens at the back,” (ii) “Wait on the sprint…guys will jump too early and you have to trust that everyone else will turn to mud in the last 100m,” and (iii) “You want to stay to the right during the sprint.”

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