12 Jun Springtime Success
Late May and early June proved to be very good for the team. On May 19th at the CRCA club race in Central Park Zach Koop took 2nd in a bunch sprint after a solid lead out from Mark Alden and Brendan Pierce. On May 20th John Raheb went up to the Connecticut senior games and won the 50+ crit and took 2nd in the 50+ RR. On June 2nd Zach Koop and Thomas Pennell braved some nasty wet conditions at the CRCA club race in Central Park and after a lot of work by Thomas to help keep the field together Zach was able to get in the move that mattered and got 2nd place. Zach Koop and the team have been rockin’ it at the Rockleigh criterium series. With the dedicated support of a strong team Zach has won the first two races of the series. At the first race on 5/31 Zach got into an early 10 man break that hovered only a few seconds in front of the field for several laps. Brendan and Mark did what they could to discourage any chasing and eventually the elastic snapped and the break rode away. Zach easily outsprinted his break companions for the win. The second race on 6/7 played out a little different with heavy rain dousing the riders about 20 minutes into the race. The field rode cautiously in the slick conditions but with about 3 laps to go a dangerous 2 man move got away. Al, Brendan and Mark went to the front and put in a furious chase and brought back the escapees just before the finish straight. Zach won the field sprint by several bike lengths!