Sunday, June 6, 2010
Congrats to Friend of MV Pat McCarty
Last Monday, Memorial Day, Patrick McCarty of MV's sister team Matrix/RBM, finished 3rd in the P 1 Texas State Crit Championships in Fort Worth. Pat did so even though crits are not really Pat's preferred terrain. Immediately after that race, Pat headed off to Oregon for a race that's more suited to his abilities, the 6 day Mt. Hood Cycling Classic stage race. And on the queen stage 4 to the top of Mt Hood Ski Resort yesterday, Pat made his trip a success with a solo win from a 3 man break (pictured here). Stage 4 was 93 miles long featuring almost 10,000 feet of elevation gain. The Mt Hood race organizers described the stage as "epic, brutal, amazing...." The key test was the final ascent, "a 35 mile grind up 4500 feet of elevation to the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort" with an average gradient of 10% and 12% sections in the final 2 miles -- perfect conditions for Pat to display his climbing strength. And display he did.
Read the full story here: http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/06/news/mccarty-wins-stage-as-de-maar-solidifies-lead-at-mt-hood_119950.
MV salutes a great Texas racer and good guy on a brilliant result!! And we look forward to seeing Pat race in McKinney next Friday June 11 at the 1st annual Bike the Bricks Criterium.