Carlos Alzate Laps Field and Wins Sprint at Clarendon Cup
Alzate Dominates strong field at Armed Forces Cycling Classic
An exciting race day for criterium fans in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday the 10th where Carlos Alzate showed his strength with a solo attack to lap the whole field.
There were attacks from the start of the race, but nothing significant until around 15 laps in when Carlos went clear on his own. He quickly built up a sizable gap and by lap 30 he lapped the field on his own. After that the guys covered moves, rather than riding on the front and Carlos even got into a few of the moves.
When asked how he felt about the day, and how he had managed to dig so deep Alzate responded, “I had great legs today and was happy to not only lap the field, but also be in the right place at the right time to win the sprint.”
In the finishing sprint Alzate came around John Murphy, of the Holowesko team to take the win. “A great way to put an exclamation point on his win!” said Rachel Heal.
In the other races at the 2017 Armed Forces Cycling Classic, the women held top-5 results with Rushlee Buchanan finishing 4th on Saturday and Lauretta Hanson 3rd on Sunday. The men put in a solid ride on Sunday’s race as well, but a crash in the final stretch put Luke Keough and Adrian Hegyvary on the ground, but none the less Sebastian Haedo finished on the podium in 3rd.