Words & Photos: Nelson Queralta Jr
Wow! What a finale for the 2017 Rosewood Winter Series! The day was cold, wet, windy and miserable. But with the conditions like this the racing was intense and full of action.
All of the racers showed up ready to go, days like this are not typical to Miami so everyone was definetly feeling the effects of the low 50s and cold rain. Not to mention the wind was blowing in all sorts of directions that day.
The Rush Racing/Piquet team was in attendance as they tried to get Jose “Pepe” Gonzalez the overall GC for the CAT3 Category.
While Andrew Geff and Alexander Gil, also with the RushRacing/Piquet team were trying to get the race win. As of the writing of this article, these guys have gotten their new kits in.
The Vivo/Racer’s Edge team was also in the race, gotta love the blue/red/gold of the team kits.
It was a pleasure to meet Patrick Sansburry of Pinnacle Coaching, we have an article coming up with Patrick and we’ll talk touch on a few points about the pros of training with a coach, and training with power.
GC Leader Luis Zayas was lined up ready to close down the series and take the overall GC after winning the first three races.
Riders were lined up and the race was got going!
Almost immedietly and within the first few laps, Luis Zayas aka “Presidente” and Alexander Gil established a break.
But a move so early in the race was going to be tough to stick to, and they were brought back by the cashing group.
After Presidente and Gil were caught, the group stayed together for the most part. But there were a lot of attacks back-to-back and the pace was extremely high the whole time.
But another break established with Gunter Werner and Alexander Gil.
That’s a very strong duo, and eventually the break stuck with the two riders staying away from the pack as the finals laps starting counting down.
The Vivos/Racer’s Edge team started chasing but Gunther and Alexander stayed way.
The duo of Alexander Gil and Gunter Werner stayed away and eventually Gil got the sprint at the end to take the win.
It was a great day for the RushRacing/Piquet team as they won the race and has podium GC spots in PRO123 and CAT3 respectively.
And that marked the end of the 2017 Rosewood Winter Series, huge thanks to Fernando Angel for putting up some great racing. Below are links to the Miami Masters website where the race results are posted and also to keep up with the next race series coming up in the year.