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The Day of the Break aways...
Today was great racing. The ladies where active and racing hard. The race featured 5 major break aways. First one of the day was big. And consisted of 8 riders with our own Alice Pennington, other riders in the break included Tibco's - Tamyo, Jazz Apple ( NZ Nat) Pryde and Roorda, Leal - Team Type 1, Van Gilder - Mellow Mushroom, Cannondale's - Dallaire and one mystery rider I could get the name of... sorry With out Webcor and Value Act present they started chasing and it eventually came back.
Break #2 Featured Sabrina Savage - Veloforma, Tibco's - Rickards, Value Acts - Pattella, Jazz Apple - Corset and Tibco's Carroll. I thought this might stick but since TT1 had no one in there the casing began. And eventually the break came back. Not sure how this happened as TT1 had a small team and it looked like it might be tough for them to protect Powers lead.
Break away # 3 consisted of Tamayo, Pennington, Allpress - Value Act and one other rider. At this point it was Taymao and Pennington that seemed to want the un-official aggressive rider jersey as they both have been very active on the rollers and in two breaks in the last 20 miles.
Break #4 had Nicky Butterfield - Webcore get a 10sec gap and Ruth Corset - Jazz Apple joined her and put 16 secs into the field. But webcore didn't like these odds and brought it back mostly to set up a counter and make sure Corset wasn't in it. As she was sitting 8th after the TT. So all back together again.
Break #5 was a three rider break that had Kristen Lasso who was 4th in the tt. Sharon Allpress of Value Act and Lauren Ellis - Jazz Apple. This group put 30 sec into the field and with Lasso sitting 4th. THIS Got the field pretty busy with a lot of active chasing. This group stay at 30 to 45 secs for a long time, all the way thru the 9 mile climb and into the feed. Finally after the Feed zone and a long descent this group was brought back. Allpress got the un-official aggressive rider jersey today being in the longest break.
After the decent it was mostly flat or what we call rollers here in Arkansas. :) The field was now whittled down to about 25 - 30 riders. This lead group stayed together until the end. Kiesanowski beat Van Glider to the line for the win. Veloforma riders ended up 17, 27,31,44 and 49.
Pennington finsihed 17 and moved up on GC. Smith and Savage did the same and all finished in the front group.
The team is sitting 7th on team GC and I hope we can move up a few spots but it's gonna be hard. Until tomorrow. Good night from stormy Arkansas.