Mark took first in a very tightly packed Cat 4/5 field, in a crazy sprint finish with 40+ mph speeds at the end. 51 mile course around Bear Lake, clockwise. Derek Edwards rode in a very fast Cat3/4 field. - speeds averaging close to 27mph over the full course. Crazy. Unfortunately Derek flatted around mile 30, was not able to chase back onto the fast moving pack, and finished a few minutes down @ 02:07:15.7.
Congrats also to Derrick W, Aaron, and Dave:
Derrick Warlaumont - 9th place (more accurately, three dudes, including Derrick, all tied wheel to wheel for 7th place), only .7 seconds off Mark's winning time of 02:02:51.5. *Derrick posted the fasted sprint time to the line - 40.7mph!
Aaron Branham - 39th place, 5.1 seconds off the winning time. That should tell you how heavily contested the finish was.
Dave Baker rounded out the team placings at 02:14:16.4, a little further back, coming in with a chase group.