Cow Pie Classique XC - May 25, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alexandre Lussier   
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 08:54

Dedicated XC rider Guy MacKenzie passed on the Tour of the Bitterroot to instead participate in the Cow Pie Classique mountain bike race in Billings on Sunday May 25th. A fun but low key event, it’s the first opportunity for XC racing in Montana. The weather was not that good (windy, rainy, and cold).

The first five minutes went at a blistering place with Guy settling in to second place behind a very fast junior racer from Whitehall (Alex), who stayed on Guy’s wheel until the end of the second lap. Guy then let Alex take the lead to see how he was doing. He put in a big effort on a small climb and opened up a gap. This apparently made Guy a little nervous and reckless, causing him to crash and increase his deficit. Nonetheless, he managed to get himself together, put his head down, and by the end of the third lap (in a four lap race) reel Alex back in on a flat and fast section of the course. He stayed on Alex’s wheel for the rest of the final lap and squeaked by him on the closing stages to take 1st place. Nice job Guy!