After a difficult start to the season, with our April 1-2 race cancelled due to a snow storm, the Cycling Team had a great first race the weekend of April 15-16. We drove to West Point, NY for the Army Spring Classic, hosted by USMA. Saturday was the road race, with great weather and a beautiful course including a long climb, views of mountains and lakes, and several roundabouts. Alexander Truitt ’19 made an exciting first place finish in Men’s D in a 28 mile race, earning major points for the team, while Boyang Zhang ’17, also in Men’s D, finished strong in 58th. Margaret Conley ’18 raced in Women’s C and placed 9th in a 4 2 mile race.
On Sunday, we raced in a technical but fun criterium at Shea Stadium on the USMA campus, with great views of the Hudson River. Adding to the excitement were a few trains passing by on tracks that ran right alongside the course. In Men’s D, Alexander again placed 1st after a finish-line sprint, and also earned points in a prime lap, while Boyang finished 32nd. Margaret came in 9th in the Women’s C race. Overall, the weekend was a strong start to the season.