David Amzallag Wins at Floyd Bennet Field!

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!

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Aaron Deutsch

About Aaron Deutsch

Aaron has always felt a passion for, if not a gravitational pull from, racing. Since being lured from the basketball court onto the track in 1993 he set 7 track & field records and medaled six times at the state level of competition.

He moved to the mountain bike in the late 1990s and won the Penn Cycle Buck Hill race series in 2000 in the sport class. He also placed 4th in the Subaru Cup XC race that year.

After moving to New York Aaron took up road racing and rode unattached for the first year and medaled in 2 races including a 1st place finish in the Kissena Race Series in 2007. In 2008 the Brooklyn Arches Cycling Club was formed and the results were immediate and consistent including winning the Cadence Cup Race Series in Brooklyn. He currently races with the Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team

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