Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wow. Now THAT's the way to kick-off a season! Team Exergy! GO TEAM EXERGY!! WE WON THE RACE! Carlos Alzate. Learn that name, and learn it well, because you're going to be hearing it a lot this season. Things went from good to better -- we tried to shatter the field in the crosswind, but fairly quickly realized that wasn't going to happen (the winds just weren't right). So we changed tactics, and sent Andrés Diaz up the road. Once he was brought back, we attacked and covered until Carlos got away with one other rider, then posted up behind the chasing team. Carlos dropped his man with 10k left in the race, and finished a solid two minutes ahead of the field. Team Exergy lined it up for a leadout, and even though things got slightly muddled, our sprinters still finished 2nd and 3rd in the field sprint. That makes 1st, 3rd, and 4th on the stage, and our leader has a solid advantage over the rest of the field. Tomorrow's TT should suit us quite well. YIPPIE KAI-YAY!!!!!