Sunday, April 6, 2008

NMBS #2, early update

Dales Pale Ale / Spot Brand Bikes sent our trio of elite ladies (Delly's Starr, Jen Gersbach & Megan Monroe)down to Fountain Hills, Az to battle with the domestic stars in NMBS round #2. Friday's Super D was more of a XC Time Trial than the rocky, rooty technical stuff we're used to here in the Rocky Mountains. Another change to the format we've become accustom to is that Team Big Bear started riders at 10 second intervals instead of the Le Man's start we're used to seeing. Delly's Starr collected our first national podium of the young 2008 season with a strong performance. Dell lost just 12 seconds to Colorado's Georgia Gould who won the race at McDowell Mountain Park with a time of 18:20.20 over the 7 Mile course.

Our Starr followed that up in Saturday's STXC out-sprinting Kona’s Wendy Simms to take third place on a course that included a short, steep, sandy hill that forced the women off the bike Cyclocross style.

Today the trio is set to tackle the Cross Country course. It's the final stage of the elite stage race(Super D, STXC, CX). We'll be back with pictures & more details from the first 2 days in the desert as well as watching Delly's battle for the general classification in the final stage of the race.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job you guys.....