We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day of racing for the Athens Twilight amateur races this past Saturday. Sunny skies and 80 degrees was the forecast for our noon start time (we were sure to have plenty of Clif Electrolyte Hydration on hand!). LITESPEED-BMW had 7 riders on hand for the race – Dave Gearhart, Hank Beaver, Colby Millen, Brady Rogers, Wes Parrish, Clay Parks, and Charles “The Chaz” Rossignol.
The team decided that we would work to get Dave in a break away that would hopefully make it to the finish, but if the race were to come down to a sprint it would be all hands on deck for our sprinter Hank. The race started out fast and furious! There were multiple attacks on each of the first few laps, but nothing was getting too far up the road before coming back. Dave kept a watchful eye at the front, waiting for the right combination of riders to make a move. The young Hot Tubes riders were particularly active, but were never allowed too much freedom. Brady and Chaz worked hard to keep things together for most of the race.