The first race for the ACA's women mentoring program took place today. Wheels of Thunder was held near the Broncos training facility in South Denver. The wind was fierce which made for a tough day of racing in any category. You can see it on the faces of these racers. After reviewing previous results for Cat 4 Women's fields, we thought there would be around 15 starters but there were 34 racers towing the line today.
Both Renee Eastman and Beth Fisk monitored the field during the race, giving instruction and encouragement. After the race, both Renee and Beth answered questions and discussed the race with the riders. The racers that 303Cycling spoke to based their decision to race mainly on Wheels of Thunder being designated as an ACA Mentoring Program race. For at least two women, it was their first criterium.
Here are the pictures that I took of the Cat 4 Women.
There are two more races in the mentoring program.
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