I missed the split on Sager road. I was in decent position going in, but didnâ€™t fight hard enough to stay at the front. I ended up letting a few guys pass and didnâ€™t go around a few others quickly enough, and before I knew it I was in the 4th group. I bridged across to the 3rd group solo as the first two groups came back together, making a lead group of about 25. That made our 3rd group the second group, and we got caught by about 20 riders. So I had 3 teammates in the lead group (Mat, John, and Michael) of about 25 and I was in the next group of about 25. Our group would catch riders that were popped out of the lead group, but ultimately we were losing time.
Mat ended up riding off with 2 CCB guys, and won the race in a sprint. John took 5th. Michael took 11th. I won our field sprint for 17th.
All in all I had a great time. I love Barry Roubaix. Itâ€™s the closest thing to a European classics race that Iâ€™ll ever get to do. Itâ€™s got asphalt, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, puddles, etc. The level of competition is getting higher and higher every year, and it takes a well rounded rider to do well. The town seems to enjoy having the race, and the atmosphere of the weekend is really cool.