M1 Racing made the start line in CT and MA these past two weekends. We put Mike, Bill and Lynn into the men's masters crit at Plainville on Saturday March 7th. For a report of the day's action, please check out this blog entry.
On Sunday March 15th M1 Racing also populated the Wells Ave Criterium season opener. It was a beautiful day for racing and attendance reflected this. We had Mike, Bill, Brendan, Ralf, Kyle, Adam, Matt and Murat (me) in there. In what turned out to be a faster than usual first-crit-of-the-year (both at Wells and for most of the field) M1 had two riders hit the deck due to the poor bike handling of others. All of the team rotated at the front throughout the race and helped to contain and shut down a dangerous break. The halfway prime was neutralized due to traffic and in the final sprint, high anxiety from the prior crashes made people very tentative or very aggressive. Millwork One was able to get a rider into the top five, but not without taking some serious chances if kissing the asphalt. Here is a race report from one of the pros who was with us in the 'A' race.
The more recent Wells Ave No 2 was very nicely reported by a friend of M1 Racing and can be found here. It isn't apparent to me if we cracked the top 6 (I was not there) but it sounds like we did make a big team effort to be up there at the very end.