You've seen what's happened here in Wisconsin the past few days, what about the rest of the Midwest region? Let's try to piece it together, shall we? In Minnesota on Saturday, there was the Marty Road Race near Marty, MN. Wind was a factor there just as in other areas. It appears that Pat Lemieux just nipped Adam Bergman on the line after 80 miles and a 5 rider breakaway in the Pro 1/2 event. You can find some photos here and the results here.
Iowa had some mountain biking but nothing on the road, so we move down to Missouri and the Artie Miller Memorial Belleville Race which was really in Illinois, but just outside of St Louis. Results are here, photos can be seen here. We do have some bike cam action on YouTube which I'm guessing is Pro 1/2, but the narrative doesn't say for sure:
We already know that Wisconsin had the Circuit of Sauk on Saturday and the LaCrosse Fitness Festival Criterium on Sunday, as well ras the WiSport Dar's Time Trial on Saturday, but in addition to all that, ABR had a criterium in a Kenosha business park. Up against stiff competition from the USAC races in LaCrosse and Chicago, as well as the first WORS MTB race of the season, they did have a pretty good Masters turnout, but other cats were rather sparsely attended. Props to ABR for providing some race details on the results link given above, check it out as it sounds like they had some fun: "Clearing skies, No rain, warming temps and a West breeze were the weather conditions. This wide road course is great for very fast speeds but wind will slow you down. Unfortunately, the owner of a business on the east north/south street did not want his driveway access slowed down by a bicycle race so the course went down an inner road, through a parking lot, then excited inches North of his driveway. This chicane tested riders technical ability. (Did I hear a possible new course for the Sept event?)"
Next we move down to Chicago's north side for the Vernon Hills Grand Prix. Being the 3rd largest city in the US (25th worldwide), they've got their own little party going on there, so when they put on a local race it usually is a pretty big deal. Sunday was no exception as the Cat. 5's had 45 riders and the Cat. 4's had 61 ! Here's a helmet cam of the Cat. 5 finish. (I have no idea what that UFO is next to the course):
Over in Indiana at the Fat and Skinny Tire Fest, there was a road race on Saturday and criterium on Sunday. Unfortunately, there aren't any results posted yet and no stories from the roadies. A few photos can be found here. In Kokomo, there was a 40k TT scheduled. There is no data at this time to confirm that it actually happened however, the same goes for opening day at the Rochester Hills Velodrome in Michigan. Georgetown, OH had a road race on Sunday, part of their spring series, and we have some RESULTS!
That about wraps it up for this past weekend. If it's not reported by Tuesday, it's not news, it's history.
BREAKING NEWS!: Mike Sherer (Verizon U25) has a recap of the Pro 1/2 events out of Indiana.