Sunday, July 15, 2012

Exergy Boise Crit

Exergy Twilight Criterium:

A brief July rain put chaos in the peloton at the 2012 Exergy Twilight Criterium. Both the men's and women's races endured glacial mid-race roads before the pavement dried in time for fair finishes on the flat, fast parcourse.

Confusion and carnage reigned during the first half of the men's race. Crashed and lapped riders poured through the pit area each lap making it impossible to determine the exact cause of their malais, and many unfortunate victims were removed while less worthy adversaries remained in the race.

After the storm settled a group of 7 slipped the field, setting a strong pace and threatening the victory. In the group were Ben Chaddock and Carlos Alzate, among others. The break suffered a major hit when Eric Marcotte lost contact due to a late flat tyre.

Riders from United Healthcare and Jamis teamed up to reel in the escapees on the ultimate lap and UHC's Hilton Clarke took top honors as Alzate hung on for 2nd. This was Clarke's 2nd victory in Boise following a 2008 title.

Clarke 2nd Boise Twilight title

Full Results

McGrath overcomes prostest to claim women's race

Men - Pro/Cat 1
1Hilton Clarke (United Healthcare)1:25:14
2Carlos Alzate (Team Exergy) WN
3Michael Weicht
4Luke Keough (Team SmartStop/MK)
5Rafael Meran (CRCA/Foundation)
6Conor Mullervy (Team Exergy)WN
7Jean-Michel Lechance (Rosetti Devo)
8Euris Vidal (CRCA/Foundation)
9David Santos (CashCall Mortgage)
10Erik Slack

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