On May 30th 2015, racers from across the nation came to Long Beach CA for the season opener of the Wolfpack Hustle Unified Tittle Series with one goal, to race bikes on a closed circuit in downtown LBC. This year was our first year that we went out there with a bang! With a great team lined up we had one thing in mind, get out there, have fun, and leave it all on the field.
With over 150 racers qualifying and only 80 slots available our team knew they would have to go in there and go HAM! And that's exactly what they did. Racing in group 3 among some other strong riders our whole team managed to get a spot in the finals now it was just wait time till the finals started.
The women track field went up first leaving the Men for the finale but that didn't stop these women from racing hard and fast and with about 12 laps to go our team rider Lydia had to get pulled because the front pack gained on her. As the men lined up for the finale you could feel the tense and eagerness for the race to start. This short course 4 corner crit takes a lot of effort and tactics to move up on the field and like many other races one has to be cautious and look ahead at all times for any fallen riders. With a 30 lap countdown our team had a good solid position in the front pack making moves and pulls to try to extend the peloton. With 10 laps to go 2 of our riders had to pull out due to mechanical problems leaving only Cristian and Angel to hammer it down to the finish line and try to get some team points. As they came on turn 3 it was all or nothing everyone positioned themselves for the final sprint and when getting out of turn 4 it was a free for all. Finishing at 14th place and 17th we finished the Shortline Crit in a good position but not the best See ya at the next Wolfpack Hustle Race. Thanks to our sponsors @SwiftwickSocks @RoadRunnerBags @CastelliCycling
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