Donnelly Professional Cycling Team Race Recap

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Jamey Driscoll in hot pursuit on Sunday at Charm City CX (Photo credit: Donnelly PCT)

12 Oct 2017

Donnelly Professional Racing Team Race Recap: Charm City CX

With Laurel Rathbun and Lance Haidet taking the weekend off from racing it was Jamey Driscoll flying the Donnelly Team flag at Charm City CX in Baltimore, Maryland. The Charm City race crew always put on a great event and this year was no exception. The fans, the venue, the course and the overall atmosphere was incredible.  

In what he hopes to be the last hot races of the season, Jamey had this to say, " Both days were pretty tough on me with the heat and humidity. I was able to start well, but once the front group reshuffled, I immediately went into the red zone...and to the back of the group. The heat really hit me hard. What advantage I've gained living at altitude in Utah, I feel like I've given up the my adaptation for sticky weather!" Jamey would finish eighth on the day.

Sunday's race was going much better for Jamey as he rode strongly in the main group until an untimely mechanical issued forced him to pit for a spare bike.  "It was a few degrees cooler and overcast today so that was good for me. Plus, the front group whittled down faster than the day before. A mechanical took me out of the front group, but fortunately there was a large enough gap behind me that I was able finish fifth."

The entire team will be together this weekend in Donnelly's hometown of Boulder, CO for the U.S. Open of Cyclocross at Valmont Bike Park. We hope to see you there!

Team Schedule

Rochester Cyclocross – Rochester, NY 
Jingle Cross World Cup – Iowa City, IO
NEXT STOP: CrossVegas – Las Vegas, NV
Trek CXC World Cup – Waterloo, WI
KMC CrossFest – Thompson, CT ( Jamey and Laurel ) 
West Sacramento Grand Prix – Sacramento, CA ( Lance )
Charm City Cross – Baltimore, MD

US Open of Cyclocross – Boulder, CO
Derby City Cup – Louisville, KY
Pan Am Championships - Louisville, KY
Major Taylor CX – Indianapolis, IN
CXLA – Los Angeles, CA
Ruts N Guts CX – Broken Arrow, OK
USA National Championships – Reno, NV
UCI World Championships – Valkenburg-Limburg, NED