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Tucson Race Report

The team was back at it again last weekend in Tucson, AZ for the stage race. Thanks to team rider, Tim Barr for the report.

The high deserts of Tucson provided an amazing weekend of racing for the MCS crew this weekend. Starting off with a 3.8 mile mostly uphill time trial on Friday, BW, Matt W., Willie, Jim, Richard and myself gave it all we had to get good placement in the overall GC. It was a moderately difficult hill with an 8% kicker at the end.

Results after Day 1 (Stage 1 TT):
-BW (Cat 3) : 6th
-Richard (Cat 3) : 39th
-Willie (Cat 4) : 34th
-Tim B (Cat 5A) : 5th
-Matt W (Cat 5B) : 9th
-Jim C (Cat 5B) : 25th
Saturday was a looped road race with a little bit of climbing to keep it interesting. The field played it conservatively but there were still a few breaks out there. Chased down by our crew of course! No big surprise, BW killed it out there. Already a sandbagger in the 3’s!
Road Race Results (Stage 2 Road Race)
-BW (Cat 3) : 2nd
-Richard (Cat 3) : 51st (flatted out and couldn’t catch back on)
-Willie (Cat 4) : 21st (front pack finish)
-Tim B (Cat 5A) : 14th (font pack finish)
-Matt W (Cat 5B) : 7th (font pack finish)
-Jim C (Cat 5B) : 21st (font pack finish)

The Sunday stage was a 6 mile circuit race with over 400 feet of climbing per lap. Some longer sustained climbing into a huge headwind was a real pleasure. Our team did really well dictating pace and protecting our lead. BW won his race and showed the 3’s that they are no match for Pedal Power talent. Willie took 6th, and Tim is still kicking himself for only finishing 10th despite being in the top 3 the majority race. Matt broke a spoke two laps in and never got back on.

Road Race Results (Stage 3 Circuit Race)
-BW (Cat 3) : 1st
-Richard (Cat 3) : 40th (don’t let the place fool you, he busted his ass to get BW to the line)
-Willie (Cat 4) : 6th (front pack finish)
-Tim B (Cat 5A) : 10th (font pack finish)
-Matt W (Cat 5B) : 25th (broken spoke)
-Jim C (Cat 5B) : 4th


Overall GC placement after 3 days is as follows:

-BW (Cat 3) : 2nd
-Richard (Cat 3) : 43rd
-Willie (Cat 4) : 16th
-Tim B (Cat 5A) : 5th
-Matt W (Cat 5B) : 22nd
-Jim C (Cat 5B) : 15th

We had some great support out there with Jessica and Alicia snapping photos and cheering loudly! Thanks to the shop for loaning us the tent. It came in handy!
Until next time- DOMINATE,