Steven K Sports Pro Team 2011 Sea Otter
By Steve Kinney on May 11, 2011
4-14/17-11 Sea Otter Classic CA
Vince Lombardi started in the back of the pack since he doesn't have any UCI points, but with the wide open start on the race track he managed to reach the top 50 despite several crashes. Then a very tactical race started since the course was 50% road 50% "trail". Vince drafted a lot and attacked hard on the short climbs to jump from one group to another. He rode first in a group with Ned Overend, then caught another group with Tinker Juarez, nice experience for Vince to ride with these legends! At the beginning of the last lap, Vince belonged to a group vying for the 30th position. He felt that he still had a lot of power in his legs and attacked in the "long" climb at the back of the course and was at this moment 29th. Unfortunately, when back on the race track, Vince was caught by a guy with more appropriate gears than him for this very specific course. Vince finished 30th with an average speed of 17.5MPH, is it still MTB???