Criterium race Southampton July 24

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Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by starrsd » Fri 08 Jul, 2016 17:18

Martins War on the Shore Criterium race taking place this Sunday July 24th starting a 12pm. Categories for all levels of riders plus a kids race. Not a racer? Then come out to watch some racing plus take in the Southampton Marine Heritage Festival.

http://www.warontheshore.ca/

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Re: Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by Andy » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 16:16

I might have a go at this, is anyone else interested? Any tips for a first crit?

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Re: Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by Jim C » Mon 11 Jul, 2016 22:14

Be alert to what going on around you at all times
Watch the wheel in front of you
Hold your line , especially in corners
Ride at the front of the pack ( in the first 10 ) if possible
Sprint out of the corners , not into them
If windy adjust you position in the pack to get as much protection as possible.

Stay Calm and have a good safe race ..

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Re: Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by Andy » Thu 14 Jul, 2016 19:12

Thanks Jim. I guess an attack in the last couple of laps would be the way to go (assuming I'm still in touch).

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Re: Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by Jim C » Wed 20 Jul, 2016 15:02

Yep! .. and on a small circuit, if you are a strong rider, a mid race attack might just get you a lap , especially if you can get a few guys to go with you..

If you get to a sprint finish try to be in the first four or five going into the last corner so as to hopefully avoid any possible crashes.

I'll maybe see to there and cheer you on :) What race are you in?

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Re: Criterium race Southampton July 24

Post by starrsd » Mon 25 Jul, 2016 19:14

Many thanks!!! to the Avery team for all their help with the Southampton War on the shore Crit. The race was a great success, we had two pro teams show up and they put on a great show for the locals. Also thanks Andy B for making the trip over to race with us.

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