Cyclonauts 6/17 and Housatonic Hills 6/18, Adam Branfman
Hello. Another fine weekend of fast and fun racing.
Cyclonauts Crit 6/17 Stafford Springs Speedway 20 miles;
Cat 3/4, 50 person field
Adam Branfman (myself), Scott Cole, Scott Brooks, Jesse Chebot, Gary Douville, Dave Chiu
Housatonic Hills 6/18 Southbury, CT. Cat 3; 54 miles; 125 person fieldAdam Branfman (myself) Scott Cole Dave Chiu A great race preview of what we will see at Fitchburg. A comparable distance, similar hills and a nice finishing climb. The temps were hot. The pace on teh first lap was not super fast although, people were still puchingn up the hills. Everything as far as I know stayed together through the majority of the race. I stayed no further from 10-15 back from the front to mark Steve Weller, Colin Murphy and others who I knew were threats for the final finishing climb. Positioning was a key factor as the roads were narrow and a good position was needed coming around the final right turn up the hill on the last lap. The race was pretty uneventful until the final climb. I was about 10th wheel coming around the final turn and hammered up the hill with some others. We separated into a lead group of about 5 or six and made it to the flat section at the top with 1.5 k to go. ratcliff from Bether took off up teh hill and held on for the win and 5 or six of us sprinted for 2nd place. It was a great race, fun training and nice to see who will be potential players at Fitchburg next week. Thanks for reading. See you on the road or at Cox. Branfman 5th Cole not sure b/c results arent posted yet Chiu not sure b/c results are not posted yet