Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GS knock-out

With only 2 riders each in the Cat 1/2 division and the Masters 35+ open division, the Green boys took 1st in the General Classification (aka the yellow jersey) at the 4 stage Memorial Weekend Stage Race in Duluth.

Ian Stanford blazed the Friday Time Trial, putting 1:15 into his nearest rival, and holding onto most of that for the overall win in the Cat 1,2 race. Daniel Casper put in a great effort for 5th overall.

In my division, the Masters 35+ Open race, Charles Jacobs was down by 15 seconds to Jim Cullen after the TT, but put 1:06 into Jim in the Saturday road race with some help from teammate Big Jim Bell, then held on in the Sunday road race and the Monday Criterium to win the overall by 29 seconds.

Most everyone else was in Iowa for the big boy races, where BK landed hard at Snake Alley (where lots of people have landed hard over the years) and ended up in hospital with broken ribs and other stuff. Get well soon, Brian--you're a tough dude with a heart of gold.

Oh, yeah, and thanks to SkinnySki, here are some fly photos from last week's Black Dog TT, the 2nd of three qualifiers for the two MN team spots for the upcoming NVGP. GrandStay has a strong lead at this point, with only the State Fair crit to go.

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