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June 3, 2013
We are getting ready to open registration for the 2013 GMSR in the next few days. We are working to get back to the two gap course we used prior to the 2011 Irene flooding that damaged so many Vermont roads. A number of those roads are under construction this summer, thus any change will depend on the progress made in getting these roads re-paved.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at this year's GMSR August 30 - September 2!
You can learn a little about the 2012 event from the material posted below.
All the photographs I took have now been uploaded.
Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 - Stage 4
Additional photos are posted here.
I was unable to spend much time on the TT course and only have a small number of photos. Unfortunatly the memory card was a bit corrupted thus some photos are not displaying properly. If I am able to correct this I will repost these photos.
Final Stage, GC, K/QoM & Sprint results are now posted on the site. You can see them all here.
It was another great day at the GMSR making it 4 nice days in a row! The racing at the Queen City Criterium was fast & furious with hotly contest racing throughout the day! We have lots of great photos from each stage including all the podiums. Look for a link to be posted soon. Also look for race wrap-up email in the next few days.
For those of you who could not collect your prize money today you will be receiving an email shortly regarding payment.
After last year's devastating flooding and rainout of a portion of the crit it was great to have such normal and beautiful weather this year. It is hard to believe that this was the 12th edition of the GMSR. While this year's race just warped up today we are already planning for the 2013 event. We hope you enjoyed this year’s racing enough to mark your racing calendar now for August 30-September 2 for next year's event. Thanks for competing at the GMSR and making it one of the largest and best stage races in North America.
Some photos of today's ITT:
Pain or Joy?
Above is the 2012 GC Leader's Jersey. We worked with a local racer and graphic designer who did a great job on this year's jerserys. Of course as they say you have to enter to win. So if you want to have the chance to add one of these to your collection you have a few more days to get into the race.
Of course you cannot wear your leader's jersey all the time as much as you might like to. So we will have event t-shirts available for purchase at registration. These feature a retro design and are very high quality extra soft cotton which are much more fitted to compliment any racer's build. Show the world that you are a bicycle racer when not in your team kit by taking one of these home.
We have great news about the crit course. Working with the City of Burlington we will have even more new pavement on the course this year for riding pleasure. This includes College Street and Main Street blocks. This will make a great crit course even better! Don't miss your chance to take on this 6-turn thrill ride! Made even more thrilling with help of a large and loud group of excited spectators.
The Mad River Road Race course has now been finalized! You can view the course on Map My Ride by clicking here. A more complete write-up will be posted soon.
As we move into the final few weeks of registration for the 2012 GMSR the Jr. field looks to be one of the strongest and most competitive in recent memory. If you are Jr. racer looking to be challenged by your peers this year's GMSR looks like the place to be.
The awesome new pavement on Rt. 100B.
Just in time for the start of this year's GMSR our friends at VTrans have nearly completed laying down some sweet new pavement on the Stage 2 Harwood Circuit race course. I rode the course yesterday and it is in the best condition of anytime during the 12 year history of the GMSR. The pavement on the Duxbury climb (Rt. 100) is only a few years old. The ruts on Rt. 2 have been repaired with a 3 foot wide ribbon of new pavement and Rt. 100B from just after the Middlesex turn past the finish line at the Ward Access has brand new pavement as seen in the photo above. It will be great to be back on this classic course after last year's flooding kept us away. We will be looking forward to some fast racing and exciting finishes once again this year
Congragulations goes out to Calloway Meiners racing for CRCA: Innervation Fitness/Stan's NoTubes Women's Racing Team. Calloway wisely registered early for this year's GMSR and in addition to saving some money she has been selected as the winner of a great Cycle-ops trainer!