Javi Mereles, Team Montclair Bikery, finished strong to win the Cat 3 NJ State Championship. Montclair Bikery teammates Gavin Oag, Dave Adornato, and Peaks Coach Bill Brunner worked hard to keep the peloton together. Solid teamwork from DNK Cycling launched race favorite John Sedlak off the front several times but they were no match for the organization of Montclair. DNK finally got John up the road with two others without Bikery representation. Gavin posted himself at the front stringing out the pack and slowly dragging the break back. With a handful of laps left the Bikery sprinter Stephen Spiller found Coach Bill’s wheel for an escort in preparation for the final mix. As the peloton drew closer to the break, Javi jumped to bridge the gap as Gavin backed off at the front. In the closing lap, Javi attacked the break just before it got absorbed and crossed the line for Gold before Stephen took second in the field sprint to take Silver (second NJ rider). Great team effort.