• Snelling Happened: Quick Update

    by  • February 24, 2013 • race coverage, spring classic

    We have a bunch of reporting coming in from Snelling but here is some quickies to hold you over.  Reporting and photos by Tim Westmore.

    _MG39902 SnellingIn the men’s race Chuck Hutcheson won by less than a wheel over ‘Fast’ Freddie Rodriguez in a tight sprint finish.

    “At 1K, Staz got stuck on the front, then Freddie on him, then me. We all swung out wide with 300m to go. Then at 200m it was just Freddie and me,” said Hutcheson about the finish. “I kept thinking ‘Don’t look at him, don’t look at him, just keep sprinting,’ Then it was ‘Oh, my God, I just beat him!’

    In the women’s race Tayler Wiles showed that the LuluLemon-Specialized squad are going to be a hard nut to crack at Merco later this week with a powerful finish that won her the race.  “[The wind] was definitely nullifying a lot of attacks,” said Wiles after the race.  “In the last lap, we got into a small break and that helped us echelon and get away from everybody else. The wind ended splitting it up. We worked together until the last kilometer then it was full gas into the finish. I attacked into the corner and just sprinted to the line.”



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