|Steve and Schlichty focused at the road race start, grey skies overhead.|
Results - Black Moshannon Road Race
|Jorden off to tackle Black Mo!|
|Evelyn flying down the Black Mo descent.|
Results - Penn State Frat Row Criterium
|Steve through the chicane in the Men's C chase group.|
The Men’s C squad, composed of senior Ward Prescott, senior Steven Robare, and first-year Andrew Schlicht, were the first to race the crit for the Baby Blues. The pace was brutally fast, with only 14 of the 39 starters finishing the race. Steven put an impressive effort in the chase group, but ultimately the boys still had Black Moshannon haunting their legs.
Second on course was senior Ellie Perry with the Women’s C race. After repping the baby blue with her nose out in the wind for a few laps, Ellie earned 10 points for Bucknell Cycling with a fourth place finish from a seven-woman bunch sprint. The Women's A crit saw sophomore Evelyn Korbich as the driving force in a continually-growing chase group as riders popped one by one from the relentless front group led by the ECCC yellow jersey. She picked up 9 more points for the team with a second 14th place finish for the weekend.
Senior Alex Breakstone sat firmly in the bunch for the first half of the 60 minute Men’s A crit, but suddenly had every Bucknell Cycling fan on their feet when out of seemingly nowhere he came around a corner alone off the front, pushing for a solo breakaway. An unfortunate crash in the next lap left Alex with only superficial road rash and some torn kit, but left his fans with broken hearts. We look forward to next weekend, when hopefully luck will be on his side! Full results for the criterium can be found HERE.
|A Stone in the Zone... (Alex)|
|Innovation at it's finest, feat. Ward, |
Papa K, and Alex's wheel.
The grill came out for the first time this race season over the weekend (and so did the minivan seats - see at right), with Papa K making every team in a 50 foot radius jealous of the delicious hotdogs and burgers traditional for Bucknell Cycling. The team devoured those as well as the leftover Panera bagels from last weekend and more delicious treats from Country Cupboard, and, as usual, plenty of twizzlers and G-mix.
Bucknell Cycling will be making a guest appearance in the ACCC (Atlantic Collegiate Cycling Conference) next weekend, for the UMD Route One Rampage Criterium in Hyattsville, MD and the JHU Hostetter-Wagner Road Race in White Hall, MD.