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Another Race, Another Win

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2011 by brianestover

In today’s Blythewood, SC Spring Omnium, James grabbed another win!

It was a 30 mile circuit race, mainly on flat, technical streets with a short 1.5 minute climb then a 400 meter flat, straight shot into the finish line. Coming into the last lap, James was sitting in the third spot as the lead group crested the climb. He punched it over the top to lead out the long sprint. The chase was on, James is in the lead, the rest of the Cat 4 field is pounding their pedals in frustration. James moves well clear of the field to grab the win!

Starting the Winning Move...From the Front

This marks his second win this season bike racing, out of two races, and it was his last race as a Cat 4. Congratulations to James on notching another win and getting more then enough points to upgrade to Cat 3.

It’s Just Not Fair

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by brianestover

It’s just not fair to others. While it’s atypical to have this many athletes racing during this time of year, it’s not atypical of them to grab good results. For the third weekend in a row an Accelerate 3 athlete grabs a podium. This time James grabs THE top spot!

James notched Accelerate 3’s first overall win of the season at the Donaldson Center Road Race. About eight miles into the 35 mile race, he sticks his nose in the wind to intitiate a 3-man break. Normally when a 3 man break goes 8 miles into a Cat 4 road race, it’s coming back. Unless of course you’ve got James doing more then his fair share of the work. Then it stays away. With the three of them clear of the group, it comes down to the final sprint. It’s always easier to sprint against two other people then twenty others..as James proves.