The last weekend of August marked the end of the Ontario road season, with the Provincial Criterium Championships on Saturday and Tour di Via Italia on Sunday, both in Windsor. For those looking to do three races, there was the Debates-Devos 50th annual crit in Auburn Hills, MI, on the holiday Monday.
That is what the trio of Stevens riders Braydon Bourne, Ben Andrew and myself (Emily Flynn) set out to do. With Ben’s parents living near Windsor it also made for a nice little vacation.
On Saturday the temperature and tensions were high. The women’s field was small, but nonetheless it was an exciting race, with Real Deal rider Sarah Rassmussen and me going off the front halfway through the race. Continue reading