Annie, Cody, and Susannah made the trip to Livermore, Ca for the Wente Vineyards Classic Road Race on Saturday. The WP1/2 group included 35 riders from various Nor-Cal teams, including PB&Co, Tibco, Touchstone, and Metromint. The group separated on the 2nd time up the main climb main, with three PB&Co riders along with Tibco's Alison Starnes getting away together. Annie, Cody, and Susannah were together in the 1st chase group with about 9 other riders. Cody did tons of work at the front, keeping the pace high in an attempt to catch the 4 rider break up the road. Annie also contributed to the chase, and watched diligently in case any riders from the group attempted to bridge across.
The break became visible on the 3rd time up the main climb and Susannah was able to join the 4 rider break with a few other women. Cody and Annie barely missed the re-shuffled break, but all the work from the previous lap paid off for the team. The break would continue to re-shuffle over the final laps and SBB ended up going into the final climb with Molly from Metromint, knowing 4 riders were up the road finishing. Molly jumped on the steepest section and SBB thought she may catch her towards the top, but Molly surged again and SBB came across 6th.
Annie and Cody made sure their chase group didn't catch SBB, but that it also didn't get caught by the other riders behind them on the course. Cody finished a strong 9th and Annie finished 11th. It was a good, hard day of racing and the girls looked forward to sharing their Wente Vineyards wine in the future.