Sunday brought out rain, clouds, wind, and glorious sunshine at the Diablo Criterium in Menansha Wisco. The course sets up in Jefferson Park on a channel connecting Lake Winnebago and Little Lake Butte Des Morts. Back in the Wisco cycling history the course was part of the Otto Grunski Weekend, that was held in August in the 80’s and 90’s brining in many of the top continental racers of the time. Folks like Tim Swift, Steve McGregor, Jason Olson, and Tommy Matush to mention a few.
Diablo Cycling Club has breathed new life into the criterium running one of the fastest criterium’s in the Wisconsin Cycling Association’s race calendar. They have organized and staging one of the most entertaining races as well, with food, beer, great primes, and a very supportive community. Well done Diablo!!
Hollander Benelux Racing fielded a team of three racers for the day.
Ryan White was best with a second place finish and his 6th podium in a row. Carlos Casali from Intelligentsia Coffee won the race.
Both Ryan and Carlos relentlessly attacked the field lap after lap. With 8 to go, Ryan got clean of the field, Carlos Casali and Todd Miller jumped the gap to Ryan and the three of them worked together to bell lap.
Carlos made a decisive attack up the back straight into turn three and was able to create a gap on Ryan and Todd. Carlos held the gap to the line as Ryan came charging back out of turn four. It was a great race.
Full Results on the USA Cycling Website.