Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Brian Case Takes ECCC Yellow Jersey at Boston, Aims to Join Pro Ranks Following Graduation

Despite the snow on Saturday, this past weekend's Boston Beanpot was a breakthrough weekend for one rider in particular.  Veteran Men's A rider, Pittsford native, and senior researcher in the Dr. Mizuki Takahashi Amphibian Research Lab, Brian Case, broke off the front of the field about 30 minutes into Saturday's road race.  Over the remainder of the 42-mile race, he built the gap to over 8 minutes to claim the solo victory.  The next day, he repeated, lapping the criterium field three times before the officials ended the race 30 minutes short of the planned 60 minutes out of pity.  This win cemented Case's lead in an otherwise inconsistent Men's A category, and he now proudly holds the ECCC's yellow jersey for Bucknell leading up to the coming Army Weekend.  When asked about his recent success, Case credits friend and mentor Brian Tino - current UCI Continental pro rider, winner of last year's TD Bank Mayor's Cup, and runner-up for last year's Tour of California KOM jersey.  Tino drove out to Boston from his Philadelphia home to support Case in his historic drive for the yellow jersey.  Following his wins, Case is confident he will retain the yellow jersey, adding that he hopes to go pro this coming summer and train in Europe while simultaneously saving the environment.  His biggest goal though?  "Yeah, I just really look forward to beating Stone in every single Friday Ride mailbox sprint."

Brian Case riding for the USAC Collegiate Varsity program at Bucknell University.

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