After a summer season of drought and warmth, racers and followers soaked in a finale to the skilled American criterium circuit on the Bucks County Traditional. Katia Martinez (CWA Racing offered by Trek) of Mexico soloed to victory within the Doylestown Well being Professional Girls’s race, whereas Scott McGill (Wildlife Era) powered by way of the wheels on the uphill end to win the Thompson Professional Males’s Race.
First a second of silence then the Girls line up for the 2022 Bucks County Traditional
Paige Kostanwecki (ButcherBox Biking p/b LOOK) will get a prepare going
The ladies gingerly take flip #6
“That is our favourite race on the calendar and we got here to win it,” mentioned Dennis Ramirez, crew director for CWA Racing, which fielded a full squad and selected to give attention to this single day as a substitute of doubling up with different occasions as many others did. Their recent legs confirmed, with CWA firing rider after rider off the entrance on the moist course.
Navigating the corners didn’t come straightforward immediately
Carry on the wetsuits! Lycra is simply not reducing it
Bethany Matsick (Bike Works p/b Fred Beans) was completely satisfied her disc brakes have been
as much as the duty
Kim Stoveld (AUTOMATIC/ABUS Racing) tried to provoke a break
Racing in cool, moist situations on a course with eight turns and 90 ft of elevation per lap, the tactic shaved the sphere by 50 p.c throughout the course of the 25-mile contest. However the ways had dangers as CWA’s prime riders, together with the 2021 Bucks County champion Paola Munoz, have been shelled. However Martinez’ assault late within the race managed to stay. She completed with a 15-second benefit over Samantha Schneider (L39ion of Los Angeles), who out sprinted CWA’s defender Daniely Garcia for second.
Kristina Grossman (Good Gals) brings the bling to the sport
The ladies did their finest to focus on this troublesome course
CWA RACING’s Katia Martinez takes the win!
Girls’s Podium: 2nd place- Samantha Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles)
1st place- Katia Martinez (CWA Racing p/b Goldman Sachs ETFs)
third place- Daniely Garcia (CWA Racing p/b Goldman Sachs ETFs) Congrats!
Doylestown Well being Professional Girls’s Race (25 miles/17 finishers)
1. Katia Martinez, CWA Racing 1:04:15
2. Samantha Schneider, L39ion of Los Angeles 1:04:30
3. Daniely Garcia, CWA Racing 1:04:30
Males’s area begins on a rain soaked course
Everybody approaches the incline for the primary lap collectively
The professional males have been handled to drier situations to start out their 50-mile contest. However the climate shortly modified and the technical off camber course – notably a downhill second flip, triggered difficult race conditions and gaps opened up accordingly. Regardless of a contest twice so long as most American criteriums the competitors was no much less aggressive with quite a few riders attempting to power a range lap after lap.
The followers turned up in full power and introduced their cowbells
Some riders had no selection however to make the very best of it
At 10 laps to go a bunch of 10 riders filtered off the entrance and practically broke free solely to fizzle below their very own weight. That surge despatched many riders to the lockers.
Mango Seed’s Jermaine Burrowes takes a lite strategy to the day
Riders take the nook like they’re F1 drivers
With three to go, all buckled in for a brutal bunch dash, the L39ion prepare consisting of Ty Magner, Alec Cohen,Tyler Williams and Eder Frayre – took the entrance for a leadout. However gauging the 350-meter uphill end proved difficult. Noah Granigan of Wildlife Era, fired off the L39ion prepare with teammate Scott McGill, a world class sprinter, glued to his wheel. McGill crossed the road in a commanding victory.
Colin Fitzgerald (Bike Works p/b Fred Beans) having a bit ‘o a tough time
Winner! Scott McGill (Wildlife Era Professional Biking)
“Noah’s leadout was unbelievable,” McGill mentioned. “All I needed to do was come off his wheel.” Which he did, with Danny Summerhill of Finest Buddies and Australia’s Ethan Craine of Challenge Echelon scooping up the ultimate podium positions in that order.
Males’s Podium: 2nd place- Danny Summerhill (Finest Buddies Biking)
1st place- Scott McGill (Wildlife Era Professional Biking)
third place- Ethan Craine (Challenge Echelon Racing). Congrats to everybody
Thompson Professional Males’s Race (50 miles/38 Finishers)
1. Scott McGill, Wildlife Era 1:52.03
2. Danny Summerhill, Finest Buddies 1:52:03
3. Ethan Craine, Challenge Echelon 1:52.03