The Monday night race series kicked off tonight with five riders — myself, Melissa, Charlie, Michael, and Jamie. The flat course helped keep the group together for the first fifteen miles or so, until Jamie and I opened up a gap on the small climb leading out of the desert. He and I stayed together until the end, sprinting to the line for a neck-and-neck finish. Zwift had some weird glitches with the time gaps between the riders, and the final results showed me two seconds ahead of Jamie, but we crossed the line together, so I am scoring this as a tie. The chasing group also ended in a spirited sprint, with Melissa edging out Michael and Charlie.
1. (tie) Jonathan O’Keeffe — 4.5 points
1. (tie) Jamie Pair – 4.5 points
3. Melissa Warwick – 3 points
4. Michael Bello – 2 points
5. Charlie Bailey – 1 point
The series will continue next Monday, with a bit more hills — details to come soon.