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