In the elite men's race, Powers and Danish National Champion Joachim Parbo (CCV Leopard Cycles) put the pedal to the metal at the gun and led to the holeshot, with Barry Wicks in tow and Vitamin Cottage’s Jonathan Baker not too far off the pace. When Wicks met Powers, it was game-on and Parbo paid the price.
Powers lead increased to nearly a minute through laps 4-6. At this point, the battle was for third between Wicks and a sweaty-faced Baker. Before the barriers on lap four, Baker was rattled on a bumpy off camber uphill u-turn and Wicks blasted by to claim third. Parbo was still back and now closing on Baker. The Dane made contact and the duo worked together till the last lap, when Parbo punched the pedals of his new carbon Leopard Cycles rig just before the barriers. Baker couldn’t answer.Jon came in 5th, a good showing.Pic is from Saturday race. Results so far only show the top 3, same as Friday.