The “face the race” cup started of this year as a series of three different events in northern Germany, featuring five races in total. For every race the Top-10 positions get points. Last weekend the “Airport Crit Trollenhagen” happened on a small airport. Robert Bolsmann from Firmly Fixed and Tini Dreher from One Way Fixed used the race to gather some points for the overall series and took the win.
photo by: Celine aka Vollkornkex & face the race cup
With 20 people who came to race the field was rather small. Despite that it still featured some strong racers from local fixed gear teams and local road racers who gave fixed crit racing a shot. Among One Way Fixed and Firmly Fixed from Rostock, Track Mob Berlin brought some racers as well as Mess Pack Berlin.
A lap on the airport was 3km long, with 12 laps in total and slight head wind as well as tail wind sections it offered a lot of spays and possibilities to ride of the group. However it didn’t happen before the 7th lap was on, when Raphael Jung from Mess Pack Berlin took the initiative and broke away with five other riders. With his team mates Hagen Lindner, Robert Horn and Rolf Berger, there were also Robert Bolsmann and Marko Weber (PSV90 Neubrandenburg). Raphael, who launched the attack, stayed back afterwards to keep others from chasing.
The group of five was sitting comfortable at the front and took turns in the lead until the usual “bide and lurk” started in the last lap. Even though the pace was kept high, it was the final sprint to the finish line that determined the race. Robert from mess pack, who already worked a lot in the group, went for it first, but had Robert Bolsmann at his wheel, who had the strongest legs in the end and took the win. Robert Horn missed the second place by half of a wheel and came in third behind Marco Weber. Followed by mess pack riders Rolf and Hagen, who wasn’t allowed to sprint for podium after he got a “free lap” due a mechanical right at the start.
Out of three women who started it was Dreher who took first place before Lisa Schröter from Mess Pack Berlin, both rode strong in a group of guys and kept setting the pace through the race.
The next weekend the series will find it’s end at Ullmax Radsporttage with two more races.
1. Robert Bolsmann – Firmly Fixed
2. Marco Weber – PSV90 Neubrandenburg
3. Robert Horn – mess pack berlin
1. Tini Dreher – ONE WAY FIXED
2. Lisa Schröter – mess pack berlin
face the race cup standing after 3/5 races
Robert Bolsmann – Firmly Fixed – 25pts
Johannes Killisperger – mess pack berlin – 15pts
Timon Seubert – Suicycle Trackteam – 15pts
Maximilian Höflich – Canyon Rad Pack – 15pts
Robert Horn – mess pack berlin – 14pts
Tini Dreher – Firmly Fixed – 27pts
Johanna Jahnke – Elf Huez – 20pts
Kathi Sigmund – FC St. Pauli – 13pts