Great weekend of racing for the WMCR/Andrie Jr. Team. Austin Schouman, Kevin Baumann and Nathan Perkins take 1st, 2nd and 4th and the Willow Park Time Trial while Luke Harvitt the final race of the Ann Arbor Training Crit series. The tean will be working hard over the next few weeks to prepare for the West Michigan Stage Race May 19-20.
The Tour of Battenkill is credited as America's largest single day roadrace and provided a perfect opportunity for the WMCR/Andrie Jr. Devo Team to race against some of the top juniors in the country. The team arrived early friday and had a chance to preride the course on their newly arrived Velocity wheels. The racing started early saturday morning with Logan Zueger and Nick McKey racing in the Boys 13-14 age class while Janelle Cole raced in the Girls 15-18 class sporting an exciting new pair of pink Velocity Spartacus wheels.
The majority of the pack stayed together over steep climbs and technical sections of dirt scattered througout the 22 mile course. Janelle rode an amazing race as she not only was able to stay in contact with the boys group but was actually on the front of the pack pushing the pace. Nick and Janelle lead the field through the last turn with hopes of launching Logan down the final straight and to the win in the boys race. In the end Logan finsihed 3rd while Nick held on for 4th and Janelle was in 6th overall and the first female by over 3 minutes.
Our next major race will be the West Michigan Stage Race on May 19th and 20th.
Machine-Star is proud to launch the Andrie, Inc./Machine-Star Junior Cycling Team. The team will focus on developing young kids under the age of 18 in the sport of cycling. The 2012 team will compete throughout the midwest as well as Junior Nationals in mid June. Stay tuned for more details.