May 11, 2010 (Whistler, BC) – At the Turkey Hill Classic in Washington Boro, PA on May 2nd, the Mazur Coaching/Wheels of Bloor Team placed two riders in the top six, with Charles Bryer finishing 6th and Adam Farabaugh taking 3rd. The day’s conditions most certainly created a race with a unique set of variables particularly for the month of May.
With temperatures approaching 30 degrees Celsius, the race dynamics changed drastically. The pace was fast and aggressive right from the start. About 50km in, the race finally split, when the winning move formed. Basically the six riders in the break which included Farabaugh and Bryer, battled both the hard chasing peloton and each other for the better part of 80km, maintaining a gap of no more than 45 seconds. Once the Gamber Wall – a steep 14% 300meter climb – was added to the circuit, the true seletion of the race’s strongest was made. Overall, it was a successful day with two riders from Mazur Coaching finishing in the top 10.
On May 3rd, at the Hollenbeck Spring Classic, Derrek Ivey won while teammate Charles Bryer placed second, with Jordan Cheyne placing 5th to round out the top five. The day was a success, with Ivey attacking early only to be joined by teammate Bryer in the final five kilometers after he attacked the chase group. As a team, the race was a big success and a good stepping-stone heading into the bigger events of 2010.
This past weekend Mazur Coaching/Wheels of Bloor Team again ventured to the U.S. to the Bristol Road Race looking to build upon their success. In the opening kilometers two riders, Justin Steeds and Adam Farabaugh slipped off the front and literally were never seen again. The pair worked well together and went on the finish first and second with Farabaugh taking the win of the 70-mile road race. To round out the podium, after the team collectively marked numerous attacks all day, Charles Bryer counter attacked moves made by the Jetfuel Cycling Team on the final ascent of the day to finish 3rd, completing a podium sweep. Finishing 5th and 7th were two other dedicated team members Jordan Cheyne and Jan Zak.
Look for Mazur Coaching/Wheels of Bloor Team in the results page at the upcoming Bear Mountain Race in New York. The following weekend on May 23rd will be the Niagara Classic, the second Ontario Cup of the year. Once again the team will have a full squad in attendance and will most certainly hope to ride well again.