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Race – Winchester Criterium. (Cat: 3) (Pos: DNF) (Albert Townley)

August 20, 2014

The biggest lesson today was if you do not start near the front in a criterium you have lost before the race has begun, unless your head and shoulders above the rest but I am not, the headquarters was really difficult to get to unless you have raced the event before, I was not in the main area where riders warmed up and waited to be let onto the circuit, so by the time I rode around the circuit and got to the start the race begun and I was last, the race was very fast as you can imagine only being 35 minutes plus 3 laps, there was roughly 60 riders and I managed to make my way up to 20-25th position before a rider came down in front of me, by the time I continued pedaling again the gap opened up and I tried to close it, about 20 minutes in to the race I got pulled out because I was too far from the front. Overall I am really frustrated because I feel that if I was at the front to begin with I would have contested the race but then again I might not have been able to handle the pace so we will have to wait until next year, good crowds, fun circuit and fast racing. 🙂

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