Race Report

Lucarelli & Castaldi Branchbrook Park Spring Series: Bloomfield Tour

2 Mar , 2014  

Guess what I just did? My first criterium race! 😎
The race took place at right across the Hudson River. Well not really, but it was close enough, at Branchbrook Park in Newark, New Jersey. I made my best effort to get some snapshots before and after the race.

Special thanks to ISM Saddles for the super race kit!

Here are the results via USA CyclingΒ – I got 10th place in the Cat4/5 race. There was a 2 man breakaway, with a 2 man chase, followed by the rest of the pack. Clearly, I was in the pack. Being that this was my first race, safety was my main concern. I found an outside line during the sprint finish, but was boxed out and outsprinted by 5 others. It was such a fun experience!!!

Our lead vehicle was a VW Beetle! How cool!!

Our lead vehicle was a VW Beetle! How cool!!

Post race shot. Thank you ISM!!

Post race shot. Thank you ISM!!

The CAT4/5 results are in!

The CAT4/5 results are in!

I don't remember what the race director said, but I guess it was funny...

I don’t remember what the race director said, but I guess it was funny…

Can you spot my first sprint finish?

Can you spot my first sprint finish?

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