Team Bike Doctor Perform Open Heart Surgery at Leonardtown

17 05 2010

Team Bike Doctor represented this weekend at two of MABRA’s most popular races; The Poolesville Road Race and the Leonardtown Criterium.

Alex Weiler and Bruno Neto Cross the Line 1, 2 at Leonardtown

Bruno Neto, Robb Hampton, Mike Patrakis and Mike Schiender lined up for the Category 3/4 race at the NCVC sponsored Poolesville Road Race, a 53 mile rolling road race featuring 1.2 miles of dirt/gravel each lap. By the time Hampton punctured (bitter!!)  on lap two, Bike Doctor was down to one. Neto fended for himself, not risking a bridge attempt on the final lap. He used his sprint to take third in the field sprint finishing 6th overall.

It's all about the Hamiltons. Big Time Amateur Bike Racing!

The following day, several fresh legs showed up for the return of a MABRA classic, The Leonardtown Criterium, hosted by Patuxant Velo. This main feature of this course features a 120 degree uphill turn dubbed “the corner you love to hate.”

Team Bike Doctor saw several results for the day. First, junior cylcocross superstar, Tanner Browne scored 2nd in the juniors race. In the masters race, James Marsh and Frank Ramos toughed it out for 5th and 6th in a who’s who of MABRA’s seasoned vets.

The real story of the day came in the men’s 3/4 race.  Team Bike Doctor lined up and did what it does best; attack. Within 5 laps, the field had been cut in half with the majority of Bike Doctor riders still intact. With 7 laps to go, Alex Weiler and Bruno Neto attacked, getting off the front. They were joined by Brigham Lumm of Arrow Bicycles/Route 1 Velo. Brigham worked well with the two but was attacked on the last lap by the Team Bike Doctor duo. Alex and Bruno crossed the line 1st and 2nd followed by Lumm. Todd Bickling took 3rd in the field sprint, on an under geared cyclocross bike for 6th overall, Frank Ramos took his second top 10 of the day with a 9th place finish and Steve Fife wrapped up the results with a solid 14th place.

A banner weekend for Team Bike Doctor. The group will not rest on it’s laurels and hopes to be equally prepared for next weekend’s double criterium weekend at Wilmington and BikeJam.  More photos to come as they are available.

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