I entered the B-Class race tonight… that’s pretty much where I belong! All went well. No problems, never thought I’d get dropped and I even had a couple of attacks off the front. A few times I got stick up the front for quite some time and nobody wanted to come around me – driveing miss Daisy pace.
I was very well positioned on the last lap, half way around there was a mini attack which I also was a part of. Then an Ängby CC rider came past me and I decided that this was the wheel to follow. All excellent decisions.
Next thing I know Ängby CC guy darts off to the left onto the gravel and gets in front of the bunch. I wasn’t going on the gravel so I had to think of what to do. Thinking took too long and I ended up in no mans land. Further brain farts left me coming around the final corner in the wrong gear. This stopped me from gaining any additional places and actually assisted a rider to come by me on the line.
So tactics, smarts and experience cost me big today.
As it happened, my gut to follow the Ängby CC guy was correct – he won.
I came in 8th – 59 points in Stockholm cup.