The CAT123 race from this past weekend’s Velocé Cup by Pro Cycling Miami was intense and full of action. The field was pretty balanced with breakaway artists and sprinters. As always it was a fast bunch, as expected for a category 123 race.
There were several breakaway attempts, and from the start, Andrew Geffner of Rush Racing Team decided to attack. This early attack was a great strategy to strain the group right from the beginning.
Personally, the back of the race was more suspenseful than the front. There was a lot going on in the peloton. Riders fighting for position and trying to keep the pace up.
With some time to go, a break established with some really strong riders.
Andres Alayon of D’Professional, Gunther Hermanni of Amino Rip, and Nelson Trujillo. These riders battled it hard to stay away from the group.
It helped that Amino Rip was stacked in the race and were controlling the pace, they also had enough riders to respond and counter a move had the breakaway be brought back.
After making the initial attack and putting the pace up on the group from the start, Andrew Geffner ended up towards the back and unfortunately got a flat.
Andrew had the best chances of winning the race on pure power, but the unfortunate flat came at a vital moment.
Luckily with fellow teammates Fabian Garcia & Randy Caraballo providing a quick wheel swap, he was able to get back on the bike and tried to get back with the main group.
Even though he never caught back, the encouragement of his teammates and some good old heckling, helped Andrew finish the race and avoid a DNF.
The break kept motoring on.
And the main group just wasn’t able to catch them.
Andres ended up getting the win after establishing a small gap for himself in the last meters of the race.
Again it shows, that sprinting isn’t the only way to win the race. It was a day for breakaways.
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