ThirstyBear Cycling Rio Division 2013 Angra dos Reis Road Race report
Weather- a few clouds @88′ -hot & very windy
32 riders on the line
55 miles (point to point)
5,743ft of climbing
2010-2012: Raced the Master B (40+) class here in Rio and finish mostly on the podium with a few wins. Though the fields are smaller than California – many of the Brazil National Champs live in Rio – so it’s always a good test.
2013: Decided to up the ante’ and jump into the Elite class – Big commitment as jumping back and forth here is not allowed…
Last year: 4th in this race with the Master B’s. This years prep included driving out the previous 2 weekends to ride the course. Recommended
Elites were the first group off with a long 15km neutral promenade through Angra dos Reis a beautiful oceanside village about 2 .5 hours from Rio
Below: Results are in!
Very happy with mid pack finish – did not embarrass myself… Looks like would’ve won Masters A, B & C races by 2+ minutes. Upgrade was right on time. Lots of work ahead…
More than 370+ photo’s on Facebook here: Tour do Rio
Would love to host a TBC Rio training camp 2014…interest?
Will be up for Berkeley Hills & Mt Hamilton in May – Looking Forward!