4/20/2019 Matt Addessi Races At The Lake #1 Munroe Falls, Ohio


Races At The Lake Race #1

Munroe Falls, Ohio

Criterium Bike Race

Finish Place 12 / 26

Race Recap By Matt Addessi

Criterium racing (Crits) is like something I’ve never experienced, it’s basically a drag race, and chess match at 30mph shoulder to shoulder. I wasn’t sure what to expect being my first but I knew I needed the race to be fast and strung out to play to my strengths as a TT guy. But due to really wet course and a few very tight corners no one wanted to really hammer so the group stayed bunched the entire race which meant a hectic group sprint at the end. And that’s exactly what happened. Sprinting isn’t a strength of mine yet so I went early with about 500 meters to go hoping to confuse the group for a few seconds, but as soon as I went, 3 others followed and I was swarmed at the line ending in 12th. I made good decisions to stay clean, upright, and towards the front but I think I burned to many matches and had nothing left for the sprint ending. So much fun, so hard, and I can’t wait for the next one.