When Redline’s Justin Lindine attacked one kilometer from the finish, Bissell’s Mike Anderson knew that he wouldn’t be able to surge back to catch him. And so New England’s Honey Badger sailed in solo after the 62-mile epic gravel Barry Roubaix race, surprising no one. After all, the course was riddled with potholes, ruts, ice and slippery chunks of mud: a cyclocrosser’s ideal road race. Behind him, in the open women’s field, new cyclocrosser and former pro road racer Mackenzie Woodring was hammering away, the lone woman in a group of master’s men who were steadily growing their group as the open men’s field, who had started three minutes ahead of the master’s/women’s wave, began to slow down enough to be caught.
“It was a three hour race so the fitness is a little different than a ’cross race,” Lindine said post-race, adding, “But it’s the kind of riding that I like to do in training: go out and hammer on dirt roads, so it was really fun.”