Spring 2016 road race season

Women's C criterium rounding the corner.

Women’s C rounding the corner in the Army criterium.

The Connecticut River

Turners Falls criterium: the Connecticut River.

Margaret Conley '18 cresting the hill.

Margaret Conley ’18 cresting the hill in the Turners Falls criterium.

The Cycling Club had a great 2016 season. We traveled to three races last spring, including L’Enfer du Nord (hosted by Dartmouth and UVM), the Army Spring Classic (hosted by USMA), and the ECCC Championships (hosted by UMass Amherst and MIT). We started the season in early April with a chilly hill climb and criterium on Dartmouth’s campus, followed by a beautiful road race in Burlington, VT, with views of Lake Champlain. The next weekend, Army hosted a tough road race in Harriman State Park, NY, where we tackled long climbs and saw many lakes, as well as a criterium around Shea Stadium, where riders were occasionally passed by a train on nearby tracks. We ended the season with a memorable road race featuring difficult climbs (4,000 feet of climbing in 40 miles for the C category!), exciting descents, and some challenging dirt roads in Western Mass, followed by beautiful weather and a steep hill for an exciting criterium in Turners Falls alongside the Connecticut River. After competing in individual time trials, road races, and criteriums, Bowdoin had several top 10 finishes in the women’s C category, making points for the team, and we hope to have more top finishes and increase our presence in races this coming spring.

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Yale Weekend

The cycling team had a big weekend at Yale with the most riders in a collegiate race (6 total) and the most ECCC points scored in at least the last 5 years if not ever! Saturday consisted of a mostly uphill time trial up East Rock in New Haven. The weather turned for the worse about half way through and it rained hard straight until the last few laps of the final race of the day. The best results for Bowdoin in this event that is hard to train for around Brunswick was from Yas with a 6th place in the womens B Race. Saturday afternoon was a short crit like circuit race that ended with a finishing spur that climbed East Rock again. It was cold as balls and a little bit slippery but we all made it through all right with the exception of Yas’s rear wheel. Notable results came from morgan with a top 20 in the Men’s A race and Duncan and Luke finishing 14th in the Men’s D and Men’s C races respecitivley. Saturday night for the Bowdoin Cycling team consisted of eating about 1/2 a large pizza apiece at Modern Pizza in New Haven (its really good and somewhat famous) and then passing out around 8:30. Sunday fortunatley had sunny skies but it was still brisk and windy for the criterium. The Men’s D race was the highlight of the weekend for Bowdoin, with Nick, Duncan and JB taking 4th, 5th and 7th respectively in some exciting team tactics and good timing. All told it was a sweet weekend with some good racing!

PS- honorable mention to Luke who has a date with a hot West Point female cyclist for next weekend.

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Bowdoin Cycling on YouTube

Morgan, Luke, Lukes Brother and I went down and represented Bowdoin Cycling at the Scarborough Training Crit on Sunday. Besides taking 4 of 8 primes, Morgan with the A race stage win and me with 4th place in the B race we also made it on to youtube,

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