Jrs Foothill Circuit Race July 30, 2011
The last junior criterium this year, the Foothill Circuit Race, rewarded the Jrs with 2 podiums good racing from the rest of the team. Foothill circuit race had 60 feet of climbing per lap Cantelow repeats came in handy for these guys!
Sam, Julian and Matt D. raced together and were picked separately. For being only his second race ever, Jullian was tough and finished the race very strong, great job Julian! Matt and Sam were working together and on the steep hill, Matt dropped his chain. Matt fixed his chain and had to re-start on the hill and still finished strong Sam finished in 2nd place!
The trophy really goes to Sander Richardson who did not have teammates but used a pre-planned strategy to sit in and not work since there were other teams in numbers. He played it just right, hung in there, did most of the work for another kid who stayed on his wheel the whole race. He came out of the last turn into the uphill finish....out sprinted the guy who worked him and placed 3rd! His first ever podium, great job Sander! Sander plans to race Cat 5 next year.