Twin Bing 'A' Race

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Written by Bryan Redemske: www.GamJams-Midwest.net

Bumgarner Tops at Twin Bing

Avenging a narrow defeat from a few weeks ago, Lee Bumgarner (Team Mack) outkicked Lucas Marshall (Midwest Cycling Community) atop the final climb to win the A race at the Twin Bing Classic on Sunday.

The duo went to the line in late March at the Tour de Husker Criterium in Lincoln. Marshall won that one by inches, but Bumgarner got the upper hand in the hilly, windy, 68-mile road race in northwest Iowa.

They were a part of a break that got away in the opening miles of the race. Lane Anderson (Team Zealous) was third, followed by Kenn Pike (Central Plains Cycling) and Jarred Berger (Team Kaos/Alegent Health). The break was originally larger, but as the race wore on, more riders fell back to the first chase group. By the end of the day, there were four groups on the road — including the five-man break — and 14 DNFs.

The day started with 20mph winds straight from the south. The first splits happened as the course turned north and enjoyed brief stretches of tailwind, kicking the speeds up well past 30mph. Most of the bigger gaps opened just outside Bronson, where an open road and heavy crosswinds buffeted the riders. The crosswinds continued to rip apart the bunch on the hilly backstretch, though a later shift in the wind made for a cross-tailwind by the end of the race.
-Posted 4/18/2012