Congrats it was a great win yesterday for the big DZ…tell us about the race, how it unfolded and where/when you made your move… ?
Derek Zandstra: Thanks, the race went pretty good for me. From the start I felt pretty strong, but wasn’t to sure how things would unfold. It was a super tight race. At the beginning of the 3rd lap, things started to spread out and the group split. I just stayed positive and knew I was gaining a bit of time each lap on Todd [Wells].
I caught him at the end of the second last lap. We rode through the start-finish area together, I sat on his wheel heading to the feed zone where the climb started. We both grabbed our bottle and then I did a push to see where he was at. I looked back and noticed a bit of a gap and pushed hard from there.
It was super tight the entire last lap and I was bit nervous, but held myself together. I am pretty happy to win this being my first US victory.