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Chainbiter 7.0 Cyclocross

Team Bikeman - Race Reports

Tom Hopper
The weather was great with temps in the high 50s and sun. John (Burns), Tom (Hopper) and I were lucky enough to be in 22-24 spot in the series after that trial-by-water they called the first race in the series. This meant we actually got a call up! We were on the 4th row I think instead of the 6th. I'll take it, starting dead last is no fun with a field like this. Cross god Todd Wells was lined up behind us if you can believe that! I turned around and saw Todd standing there behind me and said "Hey Todd, let me move over a little so you can blow past me." He laughed a little but did just that. As soon as the whistle blew, "BAM!", he was past everyone and off punishing the front. Tom had a breakthrough ride and got away with a fast group to finish a great 29th place. I had numerous mechanical problems but managed, I don't know how, not to get lapped in 36th place. John toughed it out to round us off in 44. Any day I can manage not to get lapped in a UCI event is a good day, mechanicals or not.

Matt DeMeis

Photos Courtesy: Paul Weiss Photo Video
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