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Over the shoulder 7/12/2016

posted Jul 21, 2016, 6:35 AM by Chris Wiswell   [ updated Jul 21, 2016, 6:51 AM ]
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.