OK, so we’ve raced three out of the four races here in T-town, with one more to go!
We raced the International Sprint GP on last Tuesday. I haven’t done much work on 200m’s (ie. max speed), so I was interested to see where I was. I qualified with 11.93, which put me second position behind Anna Meares, with 11.6. Then it was Kerrie Meares with 11.9, but just a bit slower than myself. Everything was easy until the semi’s, where I was up against Kerrie. She is one of the craftiest women in the world, so I had to have a good plan. I went to the front and track stood. Kerrie left a lot of distance between the two of us, so after the stand still, I rolled off and with a lap and a quarter to go, I took off! She chased me furiously, but I took the win! Then I was up against the World Record Holder in the final! Anna seems to always be on form, no matter what time of year! With such a speed difference, I had to use my best tactics. I drew 2nd position and took a run at Anna with 200m’s to go………… and it was a bike throw to the line! She won with about a half a wheel. Then the second ride I took the lead, and it was no contest, with Anna coming over the top, clearly with more speed. It was a great night of racing and fun as well!