||12-16-12 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by Hermes
I saw the omnium results for the masters men on Saturday. Cari Higgins
beat everyone and she was talking a little trash on her FB page.
So, indeed I AM able to write that I lost to a National Champion (and Olympian)! Spin control. The field was stacked. In addition to Higgins: Ironfly duo Phillips and Davy (National, State champs respectively, both in their 30's); two of my teammates (both State champ sprinters); and at least one other state champ.
My top end power still felt a little bit off, so I wasn't super pleased with overall performance... but it was better than the zero omnium points might suggest.
- 20 lap scratch had many little bursts, with nothing sticking. A few dropped off the pace, but I couldn't match the sprinters at the end. Finished 6th, out of the money (and 2nd for a prime, out of the money).
- Miss-n-out I got ripped. About 4th lap, I was feeling pretty good, and came around to pip a couple at the line. Or so I (and others) thought. They called my number, c'est la vie.
- 40 lap points, my teammate (200lb pure sprinter) gets a little gap on very first lap. He decides to run with it and tries to lap the field. I was in 2nd position when this happens, and the guy in front of me is prime candidate to pull him back. I was shocked when he almost immediately pulled up, leaving me, his teammate, in first position. I managed to block a bit before they came around, but no one ever really chased. He not only got the lap but hung on with the pack until the end. Very impressive. I managed to finish one place off the points in 3 of the 4 sprints.
Today's theme: out of the money! But super fun, as always.