Jul 21, 2014

Kristi Whitten - Tennessee State Criterium Championship - 1st place in Women Cat 4, Gold Medal and State Champ jersey!

Kristi had this race as one of her main goals of 2014.  She began the race with a plan to execute for three scenarios: attack early, attack late, or a pack sprint.  Since sprinting is not her specialty, we aimed for a solo or small breakaway.  It was a strong field of 23 riders in this Women Cat 4 only, but Kristi had two committed teammates to help her reach her goal.

The race held together and on the final lap Kristi attacked solo through a sweeping 180 turn with 500 meters to go.  She quickly got a gap up a short hill leading to final turn ahead of the finish line.  By the time the pack reacted it was too late - Kristi won the race, earned a Gold medal, and rode away with the State Champion jersey!

Photo credit - Cathy Morgan

PCG Coach: Tim Hall


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