Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Recap

The SISU Cycles Race Team made quite an impression at the start of the 4/5 race. We made up about 1/4 of the field.

The look of disappointment.
The look of elation. (Wes took 3rd place)

The Results

2009 WORS Race #1 -- Iola Bump N Jump
See Photos Below

The Iola course starts by climbing the "bump" that makes up the ski jumping outrun of the ski jumps at the Iola Winter Sports Complex. Each lap consists of four primary hills in the first half lap, followed by a lot of fun singletrack in the second half. Comp racers did 4 laps around the 5 mile course.

Tom, Matt, Glen, Tyler and Jesse were representing the team. The pace was high right out of the gate as everyone found their spot. Jesse and Tom stayed in the top 4 for most of the first lap and jockeyed for position for the rest of the race. Tyler was close behind early on, but had a mechanical that put him an unrecoverable distance back. Glen had an unfortunate blowout resulting in a DNF. Everyone had pretty good legs despite the previous day's race and we all enjoyed the course which was very fast and sufficiently gnarly. It was good prep for the Duluth Classic Stage Race next weekend.

Tom & Glen lining up at the start

Jesse descending the first hill with rival and arch-nemesis Joe Riesberg

Jesse and Tom earned the top two spots in the Comp 30-34 age group
full results here

Special thanks to Michelle Thierry for taking all the sweet pics!

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