This race was very important- not only for omnium points, but also for TBRA and Sew Series points.
The rain had been on & off all morning. The last turn on course was made of some weird faux brick material that was literally like ice once it got wet. There had already been multiple wrecks on it earlier in the day. It looked like it would be dry for our race until we lined up for the start, at which time a light rain settled in. Luckily, I avoided the first wreck of the day (in the 4th corner, of course), which allowed me to implement my strategy of counter-attacking the first prime sprint.
OK, I have to brag a little- it was textbook. Kym (from Vantaggio), and a couple of others sprinted. I stuck myself on a wheel… they sat up, I launched, and the rest was history. With the help of teammates Molly and Lee back in the pack, no one but Kym was wanting to work to catch me. I did my best 18 minute time trial, and ended up lapping the group with 3 laps to go. It was freakin’ awesome (and a lot of fun to watch the pack sprint play out from the back, knowing that they were sprinting for 2nd place :) )
The win moved me up to 2nd place for the Omnium (Flavia managed to hold on to her 1st place spot from the Saturday RR). Also, with Mary Mayhew not showing for the crit, my win put me ahead of her in the TBRA standings. It also prettymuch clinched my victory for the 1st annual SEW Series. Not a bad weekend!
Here are a few photos. As usual, Ryan will publish some more on his blog from the W1/2/3 race as well as a couple of the men’s races as well.