-where the wind was coming from
-how fast I could and should take each corner
-the wisest places to attack the peloton during the race
-how far out the finish line was from the last corner, in case things came down to a sprint.
My race plan: Attack early and get away in a breakaway because things are just more fun like that. If anybody wanted to come I'd work with them for a little bit and then play the attacking game. The rain started coming down gently during my recon laps, and I figured it would be safest to race out of the pack anyways with slick roads!
Laurie Dumas of Powerwatts lead the pack for the beginning moments of the race. I sat in second or third wheel to get a feeling of how the other riders were going to approach the race. There were two attacks, but nothing got away. The rain held off.
|Photo: Bruno Poirier (Criterium Cowansville|
|Photo: Bruno Poirier (Critérium Cowansville)|
Thanks to the organizers for putting on a super event with great announcers, hip music with a super DJ, food and drinks for recovery, and excellent marshalling by the volunteers. See you again next year!