This Bud's For You, 14 May

In the charge to the line, two riders pull free, everyone else dropping behind like excess baggage. The front rider has a two bike gap but the challenger, low over the bars, has the advantage of eyes on the prey right in front of him and is closing the gap. It is 6:30pm on a 100ºF day, but even the 2:00 high could not have been any more scorching than this sprint. In the end, with their elongated shadows foretelling the end of contest, the Incycle rider, Pat Caro, held on for the weekly Bud's crown.