Weekend Race Recap 8/4

This weekend brought us the Littleton Twilight Criterium where 19 Primal-Audi Denver Team members braved the waning light, wind, and a little rain for a chance at glory in front of 10,000 spectators. Before the sun went down, the racing was hot as we saw Primal driving the front of the race and stringing out the peloton. Michael Still, was the benefactor by grabbing the second step in the 50+ 4s race.

This was all just a precursor for the main event, the Pro Men’s race, where we saw Matt DeAngelis, Ben LaForce, Tim Speciale, Adam Fivehouse, Matt Eberly, and Gabriel Murray go toe-to-toe with the best crit racers in the country. It was a barn burner which saw a breakaway of three take the top steps on the podium, and we saw our very own Matt DeAngelis take 5th in the field sprint for an impressive 8th overall.

On Sunday, 16 Primal-Audi Denver racers lined up for the Bannock Street Criterium. In the 4s the Primal pain train was in full force with Michael Welker and Clayton Leon leading a 5 man lead-out  with 3-laps to go stringing out the field and setting up Keith Abby, Brian Metz, and Nathan Landrey to go 3rd, 5th and 6th. Michael Still took another Podium in the 50+ 4s and Michael Margolis and Nathan Taynor went 6th and 7th in the 5s.   

Jordan Sher