Frigid conditions and an unexpected course change didn’t dampen the spirits of the 28 riders who participated in this evening’s Team Extreme Race Series practice criteriums at Washington County Fair Park.
For the first 12 minutes in each of the two races, the peloton held together … more or less. Here’s what “less” looked like in the early moments of Race 1:
And here’s what “more” looked like in Race 2:
Team Pedal Moraine’s Jeff Melcher was the easy winner of both races:
Team Extreme’s Jeramey Werbelow—fighting a cold—still packed enough punch to sprint for second place in each race:
Bill Koehler of Belgianwerkx pinched his own thighs in what I can only guess was a misguided attempt to recreate Peter Sagan’s podium girl incident:
John Norman of Team Extreme got a “fast pedal intervals” workout on his cyclocross bike:
The series will resume on April 16, hopefully in more spring-like weather conditions!