Robbie Day heads out for his third lap during the Berry Creek Bash on Wednesday night in Edwards. Day won the elite men’s race by almost two minutes. Eagle Valley graduate Landon Stovall had one takeaway from the Berry Creek Blast Wednesday night.
“Robbie Day is really fast,” the Eagle Valley High School graduate said of his Bear National Team comrade.
“That’s the takeaway.”
Day dusted the dusty three-lap, 10.8-mile race in 57 minutes, 51 seconds to claim his second straight town series win. The Evergreen 21-year-old, a junior at Colorado College and 2022 member of the USA Cycling national cross-country mountain bike team , also won the Camp Hale Hup on Aug. 2.
“It’s always fun to win a race – it was fun to race with Landon,” Day said.
The pair leisurely pedaled up the initial eight-percent climb on Berry Creek Road during the first lap, chatting the whole way.
“I didn’t get out early enough for a pre-ride, so I decided first lap would be pre-ride,” Day explained.He ramped up the pace on the second lap.“We definitely hammered quite a bit harder,” Stovall said. “It was no longer chatting pace.”Day exited the singletrack for his third revolution with a 25-second lead over Stovall, who was about 90 seconds in front of third-placer Aiden Brown. Day knew he had “a good amount left” to pour on for the final lap.“I was already pretty maxed out and I just tried to keep him in sight,” Stovall said, adding that he felt stronger on […]