Jacob's Well Classic Road Race 40+

Report Date
Sunday, 22 Apr, 2018
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A new Texas Cup road race on the TXBRA calendar in 2018, the Jacob's Well Road Race was advertised as a hard man's race, and it stayed true to it's name.  Plenty of hills, wind and tight farm roads made the course an instant classic.  The Night Owls had Ramsey and Andrew in the 40+.  Both were active at and off the front at times.  Throughout the race, it was difficult for any breaks to get established.  Most often, it was a solo break from DNA that dangled out there.  There was one danger 2 man break but it was eventually brought back and a bunch gallop was inevitable.  But before the field could get to the finale, there were a few climbs that ultimately broke up the field and created a selection of about a dozen strong men.  Although initially dropped, Andrew was able to fight back to make the selection.  On the run in, one of the stronger climbers in the field, Alex Rodriguez (ATC), was able to force a gap with another rider on a climb and it was able to stick.  The rest of the chasers couldn't get organized as there was no team make-up that could work or counter off each other.  In the sprint, Andrew ended up settling for 11th.  But a great course, a great race, a great day.  
 
Cyclist
Andrew picked up cycling after a devastating knee injury suffered playing ice hockey as a way to rehab and eventually migrated to triathlon, realizing that the cycling was the most ... morefun and rewarding aspect of training. Andrew just completed his second full season of racing and is looking for continued improvement, especially in criteriums as a category 3 racer.
Nickname:
Ane Savage
Home Town:
Exeter, NH
Speciality:
All Around
Road Category:
3
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