This Bud's for You, 27 August

Three riders entered the homestretch but somewhere along that road, as they raced from shadow to sun and back to shadow, one faded and only two pushed to the line. If there is such a thing as home course advantage, Incycle riders made the most of it last night. Time clocked past, and It wasn't until after the victory boundary was crossed, when three pair of wheels began the inevitable slow, that the bunch finally came into view. They may have missed out on the podium last evening, but there is still glory to be found in sprinting out of the larger fray. Or, better yet, striking out on your own, leaving the pack to fight over whatever scraps you may have left for them.