TONGA 2 omnium this year was my first attempt at racing 4 times in 3 days. I was NERVOUS. I wasn’t sure how my body would do and recover after each race, but there’s no better way to find out than to try (crazy as it may be 😊). I was excited to represent Sorella and give it my best go! Also knowing team mates would be there was the best encouragement ❤️.
Friday night was the Crit in Demorest, Georgia. We would race for 45 minutes (my longest Crit race to date). This was my first year to give Crits a try…….I have to be honest, I got hooked. The TONGA crit was my third and I was excited to give it a go. They combined the Cat 1-5. My team mates, Saskia Hoppe and Kim Nelson, were joining in on the fun. Saskia willingly said she would sacrifice herself to help Kim and I. Thank you Saskia!!!!!! The pace was fast and furious. Wow. Saskia pulled off the front at one point and I jumped on her wheel. It was followed by attack after attack. In the end, I was able to come in 6th in Cat 1-3. I was super happy but also knew I had probably put a bit too much on the line to hang on. Oooops. Kim Nelson was right with me at the line. Strong racing Kim (also our National Masters Crit Champion 2021!!!!!). The best part was hanging out with team mates afterwards and taking it all in.