On a scorching hot weekend, the Bike Doctor Racing Team sent a few folks to southern Virginia to compete in the 2nd edition of the Tour of Hampton Roads. The Tour of Hampton Roads gives riders a taste of everything the peninsula has to offer, featuring a scenic City Center Criterium in Newport News with a pancake flat course surrounded by bustling restaurants, and an 87 mile Road Race in the rolling country roads of New Kent.
This past Sunday was the Brambleton Town Center G.P., put on by Evolution Cycling and PTS Racing. This is a fast 6-turn criterium with a short .8 K course. The lap times were super fast, and the weather was perfect.
First up was the Cat ¾ 35+ with Steve Fife and Cliff Chamberlain representing team Bike Doctor. Fife patrolled the front and slipped into the 6-man break that rolled early in the race and stayed away to the end. Putting down some power, the 6-man break eventually lapped the field on this short course, and Fife immediately went straight to the front to stay out of trouble. Chamberlain put in some solid turns at the front on the last laps to keep the pace high and to avoid the swarm. Fife positioned well on the last lap and crossed the line in 2nd place.
Steve Fife, 2nd place 35+ 3/4
Bike Doctor also featured in the 1/2/3 race later in the day with Nicholas Taylor, Peter Warner, Pete Custer, Dallas Siok, and Ben Reynolds. The team followed a bunch of unsuccessful attacks, mixing it up with the other top teams from the area. Taylor once again proved he is a consistent rider and grabbed the final podium spot in the field sprint with 3rd place.
Nicholas Taylor, 1/2/3 3rd place
Thanks to Evolution Cycling Club and PTS Racing for all of the hard work it takes to put on such a special event! We’re already looking forward to next year!
Igda Warner pictures here: http://velogirl22.smugmug.com/Sports/2015-Cycling/2015-Brambleton-Town-Center/