Blizzard Bicycle Club’s Roubaix Cup #1 was fast and furious. OK moderately paced and icy would be a much better description. Cashing in on their much improved fitness from last week, Robert Sapp, Dan Webster, and Ben Dawson pushed a much harder pace right from the start. Each had a different tire strategy but in the end it came down to sheer determination and a disregard for ones own personal safety that saw Ben (me) take the sprint finish. Robert and Dan fought extremely hard right to the end. Dan was able to just edge ahead and take second place only a few seconds behind Ben with Robert taking the final step of the podium. To add to the drama a snow squall blew in as a special treat to the riders for the last 30min of the ride.
Pat Ferris took short course gold proving that retirement was the much needed launch pad to see him back into the professional cycling scene.
Stay tuned, Roubaix Cup #2 action is schedule for 2pm at Baldonnel next Sunday – March 26th.