Michal Kwiatkowski dispatches Peter Sagan, strada bianche 2014
South Mountain Bicycle Classic Circuit Race Men’s CAT 5. I took 6th out of 19. There was an attack at start and I attacked right back. Took the lead going into the last corner. Attacked again to try and break the group up, a handful hung on with me. I stayed out front for another lap. I attacked up the climb again trying to shake the group but again they hung onto my wheel and wouldn’t get off. I lead out for another lap. Attacked on the climb again and finally someone else made a move. I let him pass so I could get a break for a change. Grabbed his wheel and let him lead the rest of the lap. Going back up the climb Cody attacked and took off I attacked to try and catch him but he put a 14 second lead me. I pulled the group for another 2 laps and we got the gap down to 4 seconds. With 3 laps to go a group of 5 attacked hard and pulled away. I didn’t have the legs to attack back so I just hung on to try and recover some energy and get a drink. With 1 to go I attacked the climb again and ended up passing 4 of the 5 who passed me on the attack a few laps prior. I sprinted on the descent and passed one more to hold 5th. Going into the last corner out of nowhere there was someone on my inside and he carried the speed into the corner. I looked back and we had a huge gap on the next group so I just rolled through the line. Great race, awesome workout and can’t wait for Hungry Dog in 2 weeks.