This is a first of its kind crit style race with fat tires on snow. 1/2 mile course that starts and ends near the doors to one our local and popular new breweries - Barley Johns. Come test your skills on snow and stay for a free beer after.
Thanks to these guys, we're back on the road racing map. Thomas just won a podium spot in the Midwest Flyover Series. See below!!!
Here's Thomas's race report from this weekend:
This past weekend was the series finale for the Midwest Flyover Series in Clear Lake, IA. Thomas Olek aka "The Train" was the lone BRF racer this weekend. Thomas was going into the race looking for upgrade points as he's currently just shy of his Cat 3 upgrade.
The TT was held during a warm and humid morning on a course slightly up out and slightly down back. The Train held watts and a lot of them and ended up taking first in the TT. Unfortunately there are no upgrade points awarded in the TT! It should be noted that the winner of our BRF TT this year, Jameson Ribbens, was only 3 seconds back of former National Professional TT champion Tom Zirbel in the P-1-2 TT. So yep we get the best of the best at our own TT!
Later in the day Thomas entered the very technical Crit with many turns and a couple nice kicker hills as part of the course. Thomas weathered three crashes and ended up slotting into 5th place at the finish. Unfortunately the Sunday RR was cancelled and Thomas ended up just 2 points short of his Cat 3 upgrade. He did end up first in General Classification for Cat 4 on the weekend.
Thomas also ended the Midwest Flyover Series in third place for the series in Cat 4.
Congrats on a great weekend Thomas :)
Next year, these guys will be racing Cat 3 and there is some serious cash on the line for the Flyover Series. We should be seeing some more podium pics with Leader's Jerseys next season! We all better start training for LaCrosse so we can get their season started with lots of support.
Thanks Thomas for kicking as% and thanks Chris S for the reports and organizing this effort.
Thank you to everyone that made the 2016 Bob Barabe Memorial Time Trial a huge success. We had 74 riders join us for a great race on a beautiful Saturday morning. We'll have to check the official archives, but it looks like a new course record was set yesterday as well. Results are posted on the TT Results page and the rest of the pictures will be uploaded to the Photo Gallery shortly.
Thanks again to everyone that helped support the event.
Big Ring Flyers Chris Stevens and Thomas Olek Finish 1-2 overall General Classification, Cat 5 in the largest 3 day cycling event in the country this past weekend in La Crosse, WI.
The team finished strong overall and had multiple riders competing in each of the 3 stage races. Here's a full rundown of team finishes and full results can be found here: https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?year=2016&id=1137
La Crosse Omnium - Cat 5
Hill TT up Grandad's Bluff
Chris Stevens - 1st
Thomas Olek - 5th
Joel Beskar - 8th
Chris Stindt - 11th
Corey Burton - 15th
Chris Stevens - 2nd
Thomas Olek - 4th
Joel Beskar - 10th
Brian Burns - 19th
Corey Burton - 20th
Chris Stindt - 25th (crashed, but finished)
Chris Stevens - 1st
Thomas Olek - 2nd
Joel Beskar - 9th
Chris Stindt - 20th
GC Points for the Omnium (Combined points for all 3 stages)
1st - Chris Stevens
2nd - Thomas Olek
7th - Joel Beskar
17th - Chris Stindt
Here's your number 1 and 2🚴🏻 Crit riders for cat 4/5! Great job boys! It must have something to do with those fancy DeFeet International socks that arrived today! Definitely brought the wind to our wheels. These guys won an entire 1/2 lap in front of the peloton! on fire.
Bob Barabe Memorial TT (5/21/16)
New for 2016 – Cash awards for fastest male and female
The Bob Barabe Memorial Time trial is set for Saturday 5/21/16 just north of Hudson (same time and location as prior years).
Details and registration information can be found HERE.
The TT is part of the WiSport Series of races.