Real “’Cross weather” is the way Redlines Justin Lindine describes todays TS-Epic, 47 mile, rainy–(Bald Eagle Coburn) third stage. The course was way more open with fewer single track sections and more gravel roads compared to yesterday’s tight technical sections. 58’ and rainy at the start, so Justin was wearing a clear rain cape with rain hat under his helmet and embrocation on his legs. Very much like a “late October day at a New England ‘Cross race” from what Justin tells us. Justin did relate that the racing is very aggressive in a “positive, attacking way” and the first 45 minutes were very fast. Justin and Brian Matter got away from the main group after the tempo slowed a bit and then Justin put another 50 seconds into Brian toward the finish.

 

See these links for more:

http://www.cyclingdirt.org/coverage/250771-2013-Trans-Sylvania-Epic-Stage-Race/video/712109-Justine-Lindine-Wins-Stage-3

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/trans-sylvania-epic-2013/stage-3-bald-eagle-coburn/results