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So, stage 3 saw us doing the circuit race and this race is basically coming down to a chess match between Cheerwine and our team. Our attacks are covered by them and vice versa, and today was no exception: the race was active what with points for various jerseys on offer on different laps. With both teams taking a bit of a breather at almost the midway point in the race, there was an attack by a non Colavita/Cheerwine girl that both teams gave a little rope to. Our super guest rider Anna covered the attack along with Robin Farina. Anna and Robin dropped the third rider in the break and stayed away for the rest of the race. Tina once again showed her super-power strength in winning the field sprint (which was up a steep hill). On the day Colavita was second and third on the stage. The top three on GC remain the same as we head into the criterium tomorrow.
We had a great day yesterday for stage 1's opening TT with Kristin taking the win albeit by a only 4 seconds, but it was certainly motivating to get into the leaders jersey right off the bat.
Tina and Andrea had solid performances as well coming in 7th and 8th to put 3 of us in the top ten on GC.
Stage 2 brought the Wachusetts road race which ended up being a battle between us and Cheerwine. We knew they would try to put us on the defensive and they did a good job of it, coming out on top of that climb and moving into the leader's jersey. Kristin is now in second place and Tina and Andrea finished up 4th and 5th to hold their GC positions.
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