KLTS Junior Development Team Race Report
Our junior team went to the Valley of the Sun Stage Race for the first time. We had a great experience and learned a lot. The juniors were able to experience first hand what it feels like to do a stage race. Stage 1 is a 14.8 mile Time Trial for 15 year olds and up. The 14 and under did a 7.8 mile Time Trial.
Stage 1 Results:
Javier did a 34 min and 52 seconds for 39th place and 3 minutes off the leader (31 min and 18 seconds). Nikolas did a 20 min and 47 seconds for 8th place and the leader was 18 min and 40 seconds. Emma did a 36 min and 19 seconds for the leader jersey
Stage 2 Results
Javier road strong and finished the 80 mile road race in 50th place with 3 hours and 27 minutes. Great job for his first ever stage race and 2nd year racing. Nikolas finished 4th in the road race by attacking the group on the final climb to try and make up time from Stage 1 time trial. Nikolas attack shattered the group leaving only 3 other riders to stay with him to the finish.
Stage 3 Results
Nikolas road strong in the final crit chasing down breaks and trying to create his own break. The last 2 laps a rider broke away and Nikolas decided to go for the field sprint. Coming to the line Nikolas won the field sprint and taking 2nd place. Emma finished the crit and took home the leaders jersey and 1st place GC. Nikolas finished 8th overall.