San Rafael, California
- Alison Tetrick
and Kaitie Antonneau
of the ExergyTWENTY12
team lit up the San Rafael Twilight Criterium Saturday, finishing first and third
in the circuit race held in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.
With a successful track record at San Rafael, the team took the start with high hopes. The large crowd was treated to plenty of attacks in the 70-minute race. At 11 laps to go Antonneau crashed on her side, suffering significant road rash in the fall. Showing her toughness, Antonneau got back into the race, rejoining the pack a lap later.
Later in the race, with 5 laps to go, Tetrick launched her winning move. She attacked solo on her Felt F1
team bike and held off the field to take the win in front of her hometown crowd.
“There was great energy out in Marin, and since I have lived there the last five years it was special for me to be able to win in front of the hometown crowd,” Tetrick said. “Our team worked well together and we knew we had several options of the win if we played our cards correctly.”
Amazingly, the wounded Antonneau sprinted to a third place finish, landing on the podium despite her earlier crash.
Up next for the ExergyTWENTY12 team is the Exergy Twilight Criterium, July 14 in Boise, Idaho.