First off, I just wanted to say that I’m really bummed to miss the first race of the season! I was really looking forward to it but I had to go out town last minute.
Second, from what I saw on Wednesday I am confident that all of you are ready for tomorrow’s race. You have done the hard training, you have the bike handling skills, so now all you need is to be confident in yourself. Don’t let yourself be intimated by another rider’s size or age or the jersey on their back; you might be surprised by what you are capable of!
Third, here are some pointers on crit racing to review:
The Golden Rules of Crit Racing.
Good luck and race smart!
ps. Don’t forget your gloves!