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Purgatory 2019

Team Bikeman - Race Reports

The 10th annual Purgatory Road Race Is held in beautiful Sutton Massachusetts, just outside of not-so-beautiful Worcester. It’s an 11 mile course with about 900 ft of vertical gain per lap. I did the cat 4/5 masters division with about 25 other riders.

The first few miles were mostly a fast and bumpy descent with a few lumps. There is a nice, steady climb just after the midway point and then another shaded downhill section that leads into a long flat recovery. In the last mile there is a right-hand turn that immediately goes up a three tiered 1km climb that shatters the field.

I made my predictable mistake of putting in way too much work throughout the race and couldn’t maintain my sol breakaway in the final 300m and settled for 3rd.

Thomas Kespert, Tall Sock Racing Powered by Bikeman.com

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