Doug Swanson, GrandStay Hotels, won the Cat 1/2/3 race at Tuesday Night Cross #5 convincingly, finishing 45secs ahead of 2nd place Matt Peterson, Balance Cycling. Weather was calm and cool, and the course featured 5 tortuous run-ups, with barriers at the bottom.
Josh Roeser, Crossniacs took another victory in the masters 35+ race, in a tight battle with Jesse Rients, Kuhl/Bicycle Fit Guru, and Chris Smith, HUP United. Tom Puzak lived up to his bib number 1, winning the Cat 4 race, after race leader Kesha Zavyalov, Omnium Racing, broke his chain on the final lap.
In the main event, Swanson took the hole shot, and looked like he was going leave the rest of the field in his dust. However, Swanson overcooked a turn, and went down, handing the lead over to Adam Froemming, MBRC/Flanders. Froemming opened up a slight gap, only to overcook a turn himself, and go down, giving the lead back to Swanson. Swanson went full gas from there, and quickly opened up a sizeable gap, cruising to victory.
Turnout for these Tuesday Night Cross races has been impressive. In fact, TNC#5 had a larger turnout than either of the races this past weekend. Come out and enjoy the fun!