Charm City Cross Update – Emily

I was extremely happy with how this past weekend of racing went for me in Baltimore. This course was really fun with a good mix of turns, punchy climbs and a huge flyover. On Saturday I had a front row call up and had an unusually good start for me. I was with the lead group on the start loop. Unfortunately, I had a few unexpected mechanicals and had to pit a couple of times. Luckily, I did not lose too much time and was happy to still squeak into the top 10 finishing 9th overall. On Sunday, much of the course was run in reverse. Equally as fun, but a good bit dustier. A cloud of dust hung over the venue. I had a pretty bad start and was worried it was just going to be a bad race. However, I moved up quickly. About halfway through the race I had moved up from around 20th place to 5th place....
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