Oak Brook wasn’t the only racing this weekend. A few of us chose to visit our neighboring states for some criterium action.
In Wisconsin, Chip Gray (Team Get a Grip Cycles) closed out the Wisconsin season Saturday by placing 4th in the 3’s at the Chiropractic Criterium in Brookfield, and Ricardo Otero (Team Mack) placed 2nd in the 30+ 3/4, his third time to be passed right before the line in the 2008 WCA series. How’s that for motivation heading into the off-season?
Otero points out Greg Cullen (Unattached) won three races on the day: 30+ 4/5, 30+ 3/4 and elite 4/5s. Yikes!
A couple of Chicago expats represented well at Saturday’s criterium in Warsaw, Ind. Andrew Truemper (XXX Racing-AthletiCo) placed 3rd in the 4/5’s, and Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen), having lapped the field along with four Bissell riders, won the P/1/2 race in a photo finish. Truemper then got 2nd in Sunday’s Rum Village Criterium in South Bend, Ind.
Warsaw race reports
Mike Sherer (Alderfer Bergen; P/1/2): “After chasing the ‘W’ all season it finally happened. I’ts been almost 60 races but all the hard work has paid off.”
Rum Village race reports
Brian Smith (XXX Racing-AthletiCo; 3/4): “The highest point of the race was watching my teammate and friend ride like an animal and sacrifice himself for me. That is what a true teammate is.”