Noah Granigan flew the Floyd’s colors solo this Labour Day weekend at the Gateway Cup in St Louis. Gateway consists of 4 crits in the St Louis area, with an omnium or overall classification based on how riders did throughout the weekend. Racing without teammates, Granigan nonetheless came a way with two top-10s, a second place at the Francis Park crit and a win at the final race of the weekend held on the technical Benton Park course. He finished 2nd in the omnium, behind Bryan Gomez.
Meanwhile, Carson Miles and Robin Plamondon were racing at the Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont. GMSR is one of the final stage races for US and Canadian racers in the Northeast, and consistently attracts quality fields. Carson was hoping to hold onto his end of season form, having just won the overall at Matapédia. The opening stage was a short ITT (10km) where Carson finished 10th. He finished with the surprisingly large front group on the 178km second stage and was an impressive 5th on the 3rd stage featuring the “App Gap” climb. On the final stage, a downtown crit in Burlington… in the pouring rain… with cobbled sections… Carson finished fourth while Robin was 7th. Overall, Carson was able to finish 3rd in the GC behind Arapahoe’s Brendan Rhim and Ben Wolfe.
It’s the Fall. The medal harvest is almost done. Time for our riders to head home to friends and family. In the meantime we’ll keep an eye on Zuke, who will be competing for Team Canada in the World Tour races in Quebec and Montreal, while hoping for a birth on the U23 World Championship team.