Rutgers Classic Race Weekend
March 4, 2006

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Rutgers Sprint
Andrew on the line....

Rutgers Win
The Win!

Race Report
by Andrew Berstein

While you all were holed up hiding from the cold this morning I was out racing the first races of the collegiate circuit in Piscataway, New Jersey. The day started out with a 4-mile "no-aero equipment allowed" prologue, contested into a stiff head-wind which I won over a field of 60-ish competitors with a time of 10' 32" and change. Second place was about 4 seconds back.
This afternoon I rode in a 25-minute criterium (it's short because it's so cold). I broke away with a rider from Yale University on the second lap of the 1-kilometer course and we put time into the field on every lap for the remainder of the race, finally finishing almost a minute ahead. I out sprinted my break-away companion, leading him to the line with about 6 bike-lengths to spare.
So, I'm not quite sure if these wins count as BVF wins, but I was definitely wearing a BVF jersey under my Skidmore kit. On the whole, I think it was a pretty good way to start the season. I'm going back to Piscataway to race in a circuit race tomorrow morning. The course is a 3-mile loop on undulating terrain, and since both of my wins today were basically time-trials, I'm thinking about testing out my field sprint.

Skidmore at Rutgers

Skidmore College Men's Cycling Team

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