Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 3rd

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More Bike Talk - Tour of the Bitterroot

The MT ladies scene is heating up. So, far it's a three team race. Team Delphine has put a strong squad together. Led by Marjolein Schat with a 2nd at the Roubaix and a 3rd at Belt. Also Amy Frykman has been riding strong with a strong 2nd at Belt. They bring one of the biggest squads with Lara, Patricia, Anna, and Caroline. The second strong team is Northern Rockies. Led by Tamara and Danyel who seem to have the form this year. Tamara rode with guys at Belt, an officiated at the Roubaix. We'll see where her form is at Bitterroot. Danyel has been impressive in both races this year taking two first places (including Belt's first place in all categories). NRO also brings to the table a nice mix of veterans and newcomers. A strong squad at Bitterroot will comprise of Geraldine, Nadia, Joey, Megan (TT maniac, watch out ladies), and Kelly. Last but not least we have the team of Lisa Curry. She has been representing GAS in the ladies for the last two years, and really making a name for herself in Montana. She won the Roubaix and was the only one who could ride with Danyel at Belt. Even though she will be riding without a team, it will be hard to take LC down.

Last time I didn't pick Lisa she made me eat my words at Rolling Thunder. I thought then I'd never pick against her again. However, I think she's getting antsy to hit the mtb circuit a little more. I'm going with Danyel. Her confidence is high and she'll have a solid squad behind her. She'll probably prove me wrong once again, but I'm sticking with D-money on this one. In the crit I like Tamara. Experience and power pay off as T will solo to victory. Finally in the time trial, I going with a surprise pick. Megan Slivka is a TT machine. She is a new rider for NRO and specializes in the race against the clock. The most consistent rider will win the overall and that means, Mrs. Consistency Lisa Curry will be the winner. She'll fight the NRO charge and take the overall.

1 comment:

ErikD said...

Right on Shaun. Good calls on the women's pics. But let's see who shows up from the 5VV team!