Wednesday, April 29, 2009
After competing in three out of four races of the season-long Wisconsin Cycling Series, first-year All-Black Matt Waite is now ranked in fifth place in the standings.
Waite opened the season with 10th and 7th place finishes at the Great Dane Velo Club racing weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. He was one of the few riders to remain in contention during the first day of racing, and a major animator in an aggressive contest dominated by large squads from the host and Gear Grinder teams. On Sunday, Waite survived rain and extreme wind and finished the race solo in 7th place.
In the Fond du Lac Cyclery Criterium in Sheboygan Wisconsin, Waite again faced a stiff wind, rain, Wisconsin cold, and some elevation change that "was just steep enough to hurt." The conditions and competition diminished the starting field considerably and Matt was able to secure a good 6th place finish against top competition.
Additional congratulations is extended to Dallas Fowler, another recent category 2 addition to Bouledogue tout noir. This past weekend Dallas put regional and national fields on notice when he led the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference Regional Road Race for 72 miles with one other rider. He still managed a top-ten finish after being caught by the field very late in the race.