COMPLETE Race Report, Links & Pics by Captain Kirk!
This past Saturday’s Pro Bikes Criterium was the 5th and final race of the ABRA Criterium Series. The race course was a 1.5 mile loop through an industrial park that has been used in past races (near the Ohio River in W. Aliquippa).
As usual, JR and Gina did a great organizational job assisted by officials Chris Popovic and Doug Riegner.
The conditions were HOT (over 90F) at the 1pm start with sun and a light breeze.
I had a 5th place finish in this race ...
(the results state 6th but Jack Neyer had a flat on the last lap and DNF’d)
...which gave me a 2nd place overall ranking in the series for the Mens 50+ age group!
The fact that I was able to compete in all of these races was a key factor in my final placing in this series. I was pleased with these results since this seasons ABRA Crit Series opener in early April was my first Crit race (held in downtown Clarksburg, WV). The introduction of some mid-season sprint intervals really helped my ability to hang with this fast group of riders.
Thanks to JR, Pro Bikes and all of his volunteers for a great series !
Attached are a few pics from the race. They are from Fred Jordan unless indicated otherwise (Mike Briggs) in the title.
Results Link: http://www.abraracing.com/Results/2011ProBikesCrit.html
The overall series online point totals haven’t been published online yet but they should be available soon at the following link: http://www.abraracing.com/Results/2011ACSstandings.html