It was a big weekend for title-grabbin’ across Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic with the Shenandoah Time Trial on Saturday awarding state champion bragging rights to the victors and the Miller School Road Race on Sunday offering the championship jackpot, MABRA and VACA, to the Juniors and not-so-Juniors (i.e. Masters) of the region. Page Valley Cycling and Monticello Velo Club have outdone themselves again in putting on some great races.
Bike Doctor sent a full squad to Page County to try their legs on the constantly rolling Shenandoah Time Trial course. Like a beautiful woman, the course had many curves, could be approached many different ways and intimate knowledge was essential. In the Category 1/2 race, Scott Giles rode himself to the 2nd step of the podium while Nicholas Taylor finished in a very impressive 4th. As a Virginia resident, Nicholas came away with 3rd in the Virginia state time championship.
For the racers without time trial equipment that still wanted to test themselves on a great course, the Eddy Merckx category was offered at the Shenandoah Time Trial. Ryan Bodge barnstormed the field and snagged 1st Place in the division! Congrats, Ryan, on the smokin’ fast race and your first win in Bike Doctor colors.
Early Sunday morning brought the inaugural Miller School Road Race. Bike Doctor shook the previous day’s effort out of the legs early sending Giles off the front in the first lap, taking pressure off the rest of the team. Giles spent the majority of the race off the front eventually being caught by a hard charging peloton coming into the last lap. Due to Giles hard work, Taylor was perfectly positioned to follow the counter-attack that followed the catch. After a gut-wrenching final 20 miles, Taylor was able to take 2nd overall from the breakaway!
Taylor, showing off the hardware for 2nd place in the VACA 30+ Category.
Cleaning up in the championship titles, Warner was able to snag the MABRA 40+ championship placing 10th overall in the race. Congrats, Pete!
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