Boise Twilight Criterium - National Racing Calander Event

Posted by on 7/31/2017

Let's go BIG TIME!   Boise Twilight Criterium.  This race is a national classic and part of the USA Pro Racing Calendar.  Over 20,000 fans come out to watch the event in downtown Boise.  $15,000 purse on the line and multiple pro teams show up to take their share of the winnings..   There are two major races.  Race one is a Cat 1/2 event and race 2 is a Pro/1 event.   Timmy Bauer raced the Cat 1/2.   Bob Terra and Josh Carling raced the Pro/1 event.

  • Cat 1/2 Race.    As of now, I don't have the details other the TIMMY WON THE RACE.   From what I understand, Timmy out sprinted three other riders at the line to pull off the victory.   By far the biggest win of young Timmy's career.   Check out the podium and interview pics attached.   It was a great day for Timmy, his family and the race team.
  • Pro 1 Race.   Despite racing against full time professional bike racers, Josh was going for a podium finish and Bob as looking to get in a dangerous break and take home some primes.  Mind you, we are a tiny amateur team made up of 6 riders from California throwing elbows with some of the best criterium racers in the world. 
    • Once again, I don't have all the details.  Here is what I know.   Bob and Josh were in perfect position with 9 laps to go.  A crash happened and Josh was involved.  Bob just missed it and kept on going.  All the riders caught up in the crash were given a free lap and pushed back in by the referees with 8 laps to go.  Guess what, at 8 laps to go there are no more free laps.  Josh and Bobby worked their way up to the front with one to go.   Both riders were flying.  Into the final turn, Josh was banging bars at the tip of the race arrow.  Josh came across in 8th followed by Bob farther back.   WOW, an incredible result for the team.   But wait, the story is not over.   The referees, huddled together and decided that since the crash was at lap 9 and the impacted riders were pushed in on the 8th lap, technically, they were not supposed to get a free lap and would be relegated a lap down.  This decision impacted Josh and a couple of high profile professional athletes.  As you can imagine, chaos ensued and protests were flying.   Since we were the small fish on the block, we sat back and let the judges duke it out with the big pro teams.  In the end, the relegation stood and Josh was placed farther back.  Bob was moved up to 11th which is a wonderful performance by a 20 year old kid.   Despite being relegated down a lap (this one will smart for awhile) the team rode an incredible race



Davis 4th of July Criterium

Posted by on 7/6/2017
Davis 4th of July Criterium:  The race is considered the Jewell of the summer.  Every rider in California would like to win this race as it carries prestige due to the heat, course profile and depth of talent that lineup every year.

Men's 35+ Cat 4/5.
  • Kristen had a great day racing with the boys.  She was solid all day even under tremendous pressure from the field.   The field shattered after 15 minutes of hard racing.   Kristen landed in the second group finishing solid in the pack.  Congrats
Men's P/1/2
Riders:  Timmy Bauer, Josh Carling, Bobby Terra, Matt Tufts
Guess what?  We won!!!!!    The team rode great and Josh closed the door on all sprinters to win the race.  I have said it a million times, teams win races.  This team is so "locked in" that each rider knows what the other is thinking.   Chalk up yet another win for the team.  Great pic of Josh on the podium

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