The 31st edition of the Old Capital Criterium saw a field of 15-20 in the Cat 4 Women's race - and included Kristin Reece and Kim Hopkins. A fast pace and early solo break caused the field to splinter down and down - Kristin ended up in a group of 4 or 5 with Kim just behind - Kristin went of the front of her group at the top of the hill on the last lap with one other girl - and came around her at the line to finish 2nd for the day - and Kim motored her way to 7th, while Brianna rolled in around 12th! Way to go ladies - thanks for flying the pink flag!
Kristin's additional 7 points will mean she keeps the Iowa Cup lead into the next weekend of racing - Memorial Weekend. Snake Alley Criterium and Melon City Bike Race are the next two races in the Iowa Cup - followed by the Clear Lake races on July 8 and 9th, which will wrap up the series. It would be sweet to see pink take home the first ever Women's Cat 4 Iowa Cup victory!
Kristin Rinderknecht ran the Drake 1/2 marathon on Saturday in a strong 1:49, finishing 60th overall - Congratulations Kristin! Kristin has really started her Ironman training in earnest as she prepares for her first ever Ironman Triathlon at Ironman Florida in November.