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Phipps finish 2nd in NCNCA Powerful Showdown at Pescadero RR

Matt Adams beats Phipps in the final sprint climb to the finish.
Matt Adams beats Phipps in the final sprint climb to the finish.

Kind of an odd race.
4 strong teams: Arts, Squadra, Mike’s & ThirstyBear.
A break on the 1st lap had one guy from each team (we had Eric), but we caught them the 1st time up Haskins.

On the 2nd lap, Jan attacked solo & got his gap up to over a minute, but he was caught before we got to the feed zone, then immediately attacked again & got away with Profumo.
We caught them on the 2nd Haskins climb, but then after the descent it seemed the 4 teams were all content to just ride slow tempo for the entire 3rd lap & let it come down to the final climb up Haskins.

Jason & Piers went to the front to up the pace as we approached the climb & Piers set a hard pace for the first couple minutes. I went around & attacked hard, trying to get away, but just couldn’t shake Matt Adams (Mike’s). He beat me pretty good in the final 100M sprint.

Phipps in the Zone. Photo: JABW Photo: http://jabwphoto.smugmug.com/Pesky-2015-Haskins-pics/n-b9jXBF/
Phipps in the Zone. Photo: JABW Photo: http://jabwphoto.smugmug.com/Pesky-2015-Haskins-pics/n-b9jXBF/

 

We had Jacob in 8th & Piers hang on for 9th to have 3 in the top 10!

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