Felt News

McGrath Wins Exergy Twilight Crit

Monday, July 16, 2012
Boise, Idaho -- Kristin McGrath of the Exergy TWENTY12 team delivered a big win in front of the sponsor's hometown crowd Saturday night, sprinting to a victory at the Exergy Twilight Criterium in Boise. McGrath was joined on the podium by teammate Theresa Cliff-Ryan in third.

Plan A for the Felt-sponsored Exergy TWENTY12 team was to set up its sprinter Cliff-Ryan for the win. McGrath covered an early move for the team, ending up in a four-rider breakaway with Megan Guarnier, Emily Collins and Olivia Dillon.

“I was able to sit on the break while my teammates controlled the gap from behind,” McGrath said. “The girls did an amazing job to control the gap and catch with only 1.5 laps to go."

After the break was caught, Alison Powers launched an attack and McGrath latched onto her wheel. “Just before the last turn I realized Alison and I had a big gap and it clicked that I was going to have to sprint," McGrath said.

Though she is not normally the team’s main sprinter, McGrath rocketed her Felt F1 team bike past Powers to take the win. And Cliff-Ryan led won the field sprint to take third and give the Exergy TWENTY12 crew two podium spots.