It is a nice race report. However, I'm surprised that Karel gave James (who writes the blog, races for the Linder team..and also just completed IMAZ!!! see, cyclists can be triathletes!) so many details!!!! Coming from Karel, I usually here "It was tough, it was hard, I did ok" HEHE-it must be a guy thing :)
This Saturday is one of the most exciting cycling races in the states. The well-known Athens Twilight Criterium.
Karel and the other Linder Capital Cycling Team guys will be racing the PRO-only race. With the majority of riders, racing in teams, Karel and his teammates will be racing in one of the most thrilling races. This has been a dream of Karel's for a very long time and seeing that they only let in "the big boys", this is a privilege for any rider to race this race. Although Karel loves Road Racing, he can't get enough of crit racing. The tight corners, the crazy pace, the breakaways and the crowds!!
I wanted to show a couple YouTube clips to show the speed of this race. Check out the massive amount of riders and spectators!!! Oh..I forgot to mention that this race is a 2-hour race starting at 8:45pm!!! And if that isn't enough, the race is 80K on a 1K course!!!!