The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a phenomenal weekend of racing in Texas. Having the chance to connect with partners and club members in the Lone Star State provided a great opportunity for the team to experience some great racing. The weekend began Friday night at the Bike The Bricks Criterium boasting a 11K prize purse which drew a substantial field. The race was on a course that wound through McKinney, TX under the stars and street lights sure made for exciting racing.
Alfredo Rodriguez found himself in the 3-man breakaway of the day and was able to confidently win the final sprint for the win.
On Saturday, the team raced the Saturday Night Fever Criterium where again they got to enjoy racing at night in a strong field that was animated from the start. In the end, Alfredo Rodriguez won the field sprint and Cory Williams finished 2nd on the day for the 1-2 kick!
On Sunday, the races moved to Greenville where the team took part in the Texas State Criterium Championship event. This 60 minute criterium was hostly contested and an exciting day for local and Texas native Nick Torraca. Racing at home is always exciting, especially when it is a championship event.
Despite rain and thunder delays, the team was able to stay dry and focused for when the race began. As the laps wound down it was clear it would be another sprint finish to the line, where Alfredo was again able to out kick the competition and Cory Williams finished 3rd.
The team completed their Texas campaign racing on Memorial Day for the final Texas State Criterium Championship event. The course had 10 turns in just over 1K which created a fast and hectic race environment. In the end, the hard work of the team prevailed as Alfredo sealed the deal for the 4th and final win of the weekend and Eder Frayre sprinted to an impressive 3rd place.
Thank you to our hosts and partners in Texas for the great hospitality, top level racing and exciting environment to be in. We will be back! But for now, we are on our way to Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic June 2nd-4th!
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