GCGP Summer Finale Report

August 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm 1 comment

While most of the team headed up to River Gorge for the BMW Omnium, I headed over to Atlanta, Georgia to try to retake the lead in the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix series. Alas, I fought hard, but it wasn’t to be. Still with another podium finish in yesterday’s road race, I am happy to have finished 2nd place overall for the 11 weekend race series. Today’s circuit race was canceled because of a nasty thunderstorm with lots of cloud-to-ground lightning. Even though I wasn’t quite able to win the series, I was very happy with how it was organized and how it gave me and our team a goal for something to fight for all season long! Here’s a picture that Kristine got of the podium yesterday.

GCGP Summer Finale RR Podium Pro 1-2, (L-R) Brian Toone, Joey Rosskopf, Oscar Clark
GCGP Summer Finale RR Pro 1-2, (L-R) Brian Toone, Joey Rosskopf, Oscar Clark

And here’s my heartrate data from the road race yesterday:
2009-08-29 GCGP Summer Finale RR
2009-08-29 GCGP Summer Finale RR

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  • 1. Kristine  |  August 30, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Way to fight to the finish! I’ve enjoyed cheering you on to lots of podiums this season! Woohoo!

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