Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Breakaway Success in the Men’s A RR
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Team Time Trial
The Men’s A team time trial at the Philly Phlyer was essentially a drag race, in both senses of the word. The course was dead flat for the majority of the 6.2 mile distance, and there was a fierce headwind on the first leg of the out-and-back loop. Teams with full aero setups got at least a little of their money’s worth in this race, although the technical upper circuit may have evened the score a bit.
Franklin and Marshall College came in with a blistering time of 13:34 to win the day by just two seconds. Following them was UPenn in 13:36 and perennial ttt favorite Penn State with a time of 13:48. Franklin and Marshall is an emerging team in the ECCC and winning a TTT is a strong statement that they not only have strong individual riders but that they have dedicated team spirit, coordination and strength in numbers. The Penn State men were clearly riding strong in defense of their current lead in the ECCC season overall.
The only variable in the race of truth besides the riders themselves was a flock of geese that decided to hang out in the middle of the road. There were no incidents reported, but many tense moments were experienced as teams collectively crossed their fingers and hoped the geese would stay put. As it turns out, men in skinsuits going over 30mph are just as scary to geese as hitting a bird is to a cyclist.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Things that Especially Impressed me:
- Franklin and Marshall: The Diplomats came out huge, winning the Men’s ITT as a team. While there other racing efforts didn’t bear such sweet fruit, they were a presence in almost every race they were in. The last couple of years it seems like this team has really ratcheted up their efforts.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
|Mar 5--6||Rutgers Scarlet Scurry||Piscataway, NJ||ITT, Circuit, Crit|
|Mar 12--13||Columbia Grant's Tomb||New York, NY||Criterium|
|Stevens Duck Country||Morristown, NJ||ITT, Circuit|
|Mar 19--20||Philly Phlyer||Philadelphia, PA||TTT, Circuit, Crit|
|Mar 26--27||RPI Tour de Troy||Troy, NY||ITT, Circuit, Crit|
|Apr 2--3||Boston Beanpot||Westminster, MA; Boston, MA||TTT, RR, Crit|
|Apr 9--10||Yale Lux et Velocitas||New Haven, CT||HC, Circuit, Crit|
|Apr 16--17||Dartmouth L'Enfer du Nord||Hanover, NH||ITT, Crit|
|UNH Live Free or Ride Harder||Strafford, NH||TTT,RR|
|Apr 23--24||Easterns @ PSU||State College, PA||TTT, RR, Crit|
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