Another lovely day for a Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing race! Temperatures climbed into the low 80s to warm things up at the competition got heated! Smyrna Bicycles gave the racers a fast, flowy course with a few punchy climbs. There was dirt, grass (always lots of grass), gravel, and even a few roots. Riders good at turning and hitting the climbs with speed were at an advantage.
In the Women’s 1/2/3, Maria Carrelli (706P) took an early lead over Grace Anne Ingram. She would keep the advantage around a minute, taking the win. Grace Anne was second. Stacy Robinson (L5 Flyers p/b Ortho Atlanta) was third.
The Men’s 1/2/3 played out much like last week except a few riders stayed within closer striking distance of the leading duo as a result of the fast course. David Gunnerson (Otterhaus/K&F Construction) and Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) quickly put about 20 seconds onto the field in the first two laps. They were chased by Michael Sanders (RRR Gravel Bros) while Hank Beaver (Specialized-BMW) tried to hang on his wheel without chasing. Cooper Hammerlund (Pieluminati) was close behind. Eventually David and Nick would pull away from the chasers. The finish was decided by a sprint won by David. Nick was 2nd with Michael in 3rd, Hank in 4th, and Cooper in 5th.