Here is the race report straight from David:
Right off the whistle, a young rider named Joshua went on a all out sprint to break a gap while everyone was clipping in. He caught everyone by surprise including me, which gave me the advatage! I poped my gears gave it 100% till i caught him on the turn, lowered my heart rate and kept my own pace.
On the first turn there was a strong head wind, i buckled down and got in the zone. I was heading down the straightaway for a good 2 minutes before the second turn. As i made the second turn to the backside of the corse, i looked behind me and only Peter (who came in first place the previous week) was there and he seemed really burnt out! The pack was about 20-30 seconds behind us at this point. I told him ” hang in there! we gotta stick this pace or they’ll catch up!”
After 2 laps of me just pulling Peter dropped back to the Main group. I kept my own pace and kept the gap open. On the 5th lap i was getting a little exhausted since no one was there to help me out. When we got on the back side i could tell i was running out of gas and the group was catching ground. I slowed myself down drank some water looked behind me and said: ” I CAN DO THIS!” I started spriting once agian re-opened the gap from 15 seconds at the point….back to 30 seconds maybe even more.
So now at lap 6 with the peloton closing in 1 guy sprinted towards me and held my wheel. I let him stick my wheel thinking he would help me out and break the wind a little but he did not. On the 8th lap i gave it all i had and made it to the line first!