Stage 4 Redlands Criterium

The fourth stage was a 9 turn 60 minute crit. My focus was stay calm, stay relaxed and stay on a teammates wheel at the front of the race. I feel I was successful the second half of the race but the first half my old habits of relaxing too much and staying too calm took over and I found my way more than halfway back in the pack. The last few laps I was on my game fighting to stay lined up on my teammates. As we came into the last lap I knew all I had to do was stay on Jo’s wheel and it was going to be our day. At three turns to go we had not taken over the front and Leah Kirchmann jumped out of the turn with Allison Powers on her wheel followed by Jo and me. I battled to stay on my teammates wheel as we came out of the last turn, I told Jo to go, I could feel the rest of the field coming behind me. I finished 6th and Jo was able to hold on for 3rd.

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