Just a quick update before the internet goes down!
I’m finished with racing now, but had a great 3 days of racing. I ended up with a win in the Keirin and a Silver in the Sprints. The Keirin was fantastic! The first round was just about testing out the track and seeing how well the track carried speed. I made it through and geared up for the Final. There were two girls that I was really watching in the final; Guerra (fast cuban) and Diana Garcia (columbian). Guerra has really great form, so I knew that the only scenerio I didn’t want was for her to be right on me. However, I drew 1st position and she got right behind in a bit of a fight. When the motor pulled, GArcia attacked over the top, but I fought to hold the lead and it was full on for the next two laps. Everyone was fighting to maintain position. Guerra started coming by in the last turn, but I fought to the line for a photo finish! I won on the better bike throw 😉
The Sprints came the next day. I qualified second and everything was smooth sailing til the South American virus hit me! I had the deadly stomache virus and could barely get through, but got on some antibiotics and the pink bottle of Pepto! The next day I was a bit better and had Contraras (mexican) in the semi’s. We went to three rides, but I got it in the end. And the final was against Guerra. It was very good tactically, but she had too good of form. I was happy with the silver medal. I came into the Continentals knowing that my form wouldn’t be great because of my extensive break after World Champs, so to come away with a gold and silver I was happy with that.
I’ll try and post pics when I get home. Gotta go to the track to cheer on the boys for Team Sprint and Colby and Brad in Madison.