From Kristie – Road Race: 46 miles. The women’s race had all categories from 1 – 4 together and they separated the categories for the results. There were about
20 cat 4 riders, 11 cat 3 and 10 cat 1/2, so the field was pretty big for a women’s race. Because of all the cat 4’s Melissa and I knew it would be important to stay at the front of the field. The race started off at a medium pace and slowly riders were dropped. There were a few different breaks but nothing stuck. At the 2nd lap there was a crash which split the field in half. They took 2 girls to the hospital but they were ok and nothing serious. We were told on the 3rd lap that they might have to neutralize us because of the ambulance but never had to. Things picked up toward the end of the last lap and I think some more riders were dropped. Coming into the up hill sprint finish I made sure I was the closest to the yellow line so that when the road opened up I could move over. I got passed by 3 cat 1/2, so 4th overall and 1st place cat 3.
From Kristie – TT: 8 miles, first half down hill and second half up hill. No aero gear allowed for the women 3s or 4s. Felt absolutely horrible for this. Couldn’t put out any power, didn’t warm up enough and didn’t have enough confidence to go down the hill as fast as I could have. I got 6th and Melissa got 7th. I lost by over a minute to the girl who won.
From Meurig – Crit: Getting my wits somewhat about me I set about checking the numbers as the group cam past: there were a total of 3 Cat 3’s in the lead group of 10, the GC leader had been shed, and the other 2 girls (211 & 210) were sitting in 2nd and 3rd on GC with 8 and 20 seconds on Kristie.