UVM Cycling has once again proven its dominance by winning the ECCC points omnium. The team is sending 5 riders to Angel fire NM to represent UVM and race for a national title! The riders leave on wednesday to acclimate to the high altitude and get a feel for the courses before their races later in the week. Send your good luck to the riders!
The Green Mountain Stage Race begins 8/31. Be sure to come out and support our participating club members. If anything, be sure to watch the downtown criterium on Monday, 9/3!
8:00 PM Monday August 27th in the Mount Mansfield Room of the Davis Center. (Across from Ben and Jerry's)
Despite a forecast for 6+ inches of snow UVM headed down to Tufts for the classic Boston Beanpot race. Despite an air-intake failure in our van on I-91 delaying our arrival in Boston (which we managed to fix with some ingenuity and a piece of cardboard) the team arrived and proceeded to embarrass the rest of the ECCC. Jake Warshaw won the men's C crit while sprinting seated on the tops of his bars. Matt Buckley attacked from the gun lapped the field with 3 other riders to finish 3rd in the mens' A crit. The Men's C teams went 1-2 in the TTT and the Women C team of Robin and Emily won their TTT while also showing great promise in their criterium in only their 3rd weekend of bike racing.
For the first time this season we came out on top of the DI overall rankings for the weekend, maxed out mens points in the criterium, and managed to close the gap to our DI rivals in the national qualifications rankings. We leave this afternoon for Yale to continue our newfound dominance.
Jake attacking the field.
Matt Buckley in the process of lapping the field.
Of course it wasn't exactly sunny and warm in NC either
Finally we got to race our bikes. Unfortunately Steven had to cancel what sounds like a great circuit race due to flooding. The weather hates the ECCC.
With only 9 days to go until Rutgers and a team trip down to North Carolina for some serious training over spring break right after, things will be kicking off with a bang! And I'm glad to report that the team is ready. Though this has been one of the hardest winters in recent memory as far as getting out and training is concerned, the team has not been dismayed. We've been logging the hours on the rollers, trainers, cross country skis, etc. in anticipation of defending our ECCC DI title. It's going to be a fun year.
We will be trying to keep the website up to date with race reports and other exciting team news. However with busy school, training, and social schedules I won't make any promises, but we'll do our best.