Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wente Vineyards Classic RR - WIN!

Susannah Breen - 1st
Beth Newell - 3rd
Susannah and Beth again joined forces for the Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race. The course is a 15 mile loop near the Altamont Pass, and the P1/2 women completed 4 laps for a total of 66 miles. On the 2nd lap, Susannah attacked from the base of the main climb and brought 3 riders with her, including Beth. The four riders rotated a bit together, but Beth and Susannah did the most work in an effort to stay away. The four were caught and re-absorbed into the pack and were content to ride the 3rd lap at a steady pace. Molly VH from Metromint was able to get a significant gap on the backside of the 3rd lap, forcing Beth to lead and rally the chase. Molly was caught with enough time for Beth to recover and Susannah attacked on the main climb again, bringing 6 other riders with her. Again Beth was right on the competitors wheel, ensuring Fremont Bank had 2 riders in the break. Marley Smith from Touchstone Climbing drove the pace for much of the final lap, and Susannah again attacked from the base of the climb holding off Webcor's Rebecca Werner. Beth rounded out the podium for 3rd. Congrats on a great team victory!

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