Monday, March 4, 2013

First race weekend of 2013!

This past weekend Yale Cycling took the first weekend of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) by storm! Well, mostly...

Unfortunately, while perfectly placed for a (winning?) sprint finish in the final lap of the criterium, I had a collision that sent my bike near-horizontal with rear wheel lift-off, and while I saved myself from eating pavement, I couldn't make up the momentum I'd lost as the field when by in a flash. I finished, still mid-field, in 26th. And, in making that near-crash save (if I had crashed at that speed it would have been far far worse!), I jacked up my previously injured ankle, which took me out of the road race on Sunday.

Here are some photos of the prologue, a short ITT. Note that it was about 28 degrees F outside. I'm not sure if that pain face at the end was due to effort or freezing cold hands!