ECBC: Bouchard sprints for 4/5 win, Barnhardt and Scaduto break for 2/3/4 win
MAY 7 2012
Another perfect morning for racing in Erie, PA with 60+ temps and sun! TBS showed up ready to put hard efforts into both the ECBC 4/5 and 2/3/4 races back to back.
Cat 4/5 Race
The 4/5 race drew a larger field this week in the absense of the PICC series race. TBS started throwing attacks often early in the race. Barry, Andrew, Tom, and Brian all took a shot going off the front. Early in the race a small (and seemingly slow motion) crash took Bryan out (he was ok, just scraped up).
Mid-race Tim launched an attack that resulted in a 2 man break with Edward from Team Competitive Gear. Adam gave a go to cross the gap to help and despite getting a clean jump, the pack picked up the pace which ultimately brought back the break.
TBS launched a few more attacks to string out the field during the final few laps. Adam and Tom went to the front to drive the pace on the last lap. Team Competitive Gear organized a small leadout and Tim jumped in at 3rd wheel. That was the order coming out of the final turn and Tim came from third to take the sprint to the line by about a wheel for the win.
Cat 2/3/4 Race
With a solid number of cat 4 riders already there, Rich and Ben came down and the team jumped into the 2/3/4 race as well. Bryan had been patched up at this point and also was able to get in the race.
Tim, Tom, Bryan, and Brian made early attacks to set the pace early in the race. Mid-race Ben made a counter-attack that opened a sizeable gap. TBS covered any attempts to chase. After a few chases were shut down Scaduto made the jump across the gap to join and work with Ben.
With Ben and Rich riding away, the pack pace slowed. The two lapped the group and finished 1 / 2 for the win.
Adam was sitting in the wings for the pack sprint and finished 5th.
TAGS: Adam Trost, Andrew Dumpleton, Barry Sternberg, Ben Barnhardt, Brian Rohr, Bryan Bonn, ECBC Spring Training Series 2012, Rich Scaduto, Tim Bouchard, Tom Weichmann
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