The KHS-Maxixis-JLVelo Cycling Team had a great performance on Saturday’s San Dimas Stage Race Road Race. Fabrizio Von Nacher placed 2nd and recounted his experience below.
The San Dimas Stage Race is always a hard event with big teams showing up and over 150 racers. The road race wasn’t the exception. It was a hot day and we knew it was going to be a hard, 94 mile race.
The team’s plan was to be aggressive from the start and to be in the breaks. The guys rode great by being aggressive and at the front of the race. They were in every move and finally, a break went up the road and Dave Santos was in it.
The break rolled for most of the race but it was brought back as we were entering the final laps of the stage. By this point, the field was already small and the heat was making it even harder. The new course had a different climb than the previous years, and it was kind of technical to get to it which made positioning very important. Although the climb was shorter, the pace kept on being fast and more riders were getting dropped.
In the final laps, one last dangerous break went up the road, but it was brought back going into the last 7 mile lap. The guys were trying to attack and surprise the small field that remained, but the pace was fast and nothing got away. It came down to a field sprint where I managed to be in a good spot and sprint, where I came 2nd.
Thanks to my team mates for a great ride and team effort and thanks to all the sponsors and staff that make this possible and give me and my team mates the opportunity to race out bikes.
Thank you to our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, JLVelo, Serfas, Shimano, Velo Saddles, Praxis Works, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives, NDXSports, Bike Religion, Bicycle Blue Book, WD-40 BIKE, Chamois Butt’r, Cycling Illustrated, Rennie & Associates, Kramp Krushers, Ultra Cycle, and Q2.
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