Two UCI wins for Durrin!
Written by Velo Staff on 19th September 2016
This past weekend was the Nittany Lion UCI C2 weekend. This is a staple race in the Northeast US cyclocross scene, and being only a little over 3 hours from Jeremy’s house in the US its an easy choice to come here to race before heading out to Vegas and the next big block of racing.
Day one saw Durrin take a commanding win after storming off the front of the race with 3 laps to go.
“I was really happy to take the win on day one. I played it smart and really made it count when I decided to attack the race. It worked out perfectly and it feels good to get confirmation that my legs are heading in the right direction”
Day two the race was a lot different, with high speeds and big group racing. It made for exciting racing for the spectators but Jeremy said it was a very high stress race with having to fight for position the whole race. It was a matter of seconds in the end with a sprint finish of 10 coming to the line together.
“The race was really stressful. 10 guys riding in a group makes it chaotic, so it was all about trying to stay calm and protect your positioning in the group. I did a good job not leaving the top 4 the entire race and applied the power when it counted”
Jeremy got the whole shot and drove the pace for the first lap before other riders showed their faces at the front in their own effort to break the group up. It was not to be, and the group stuck together until the very end. Jeremy took the front with a half lap to go to protect his positioning and dictate the pace going into the final corners. First into the last corner was almost set to win, and thats exactly what Durrin did. He out sprinted his competition taking home his second UCI victory of the season.
What a way to get the season kicked off! After a hard weekend up in Rochester NY dusting off the cobwebs, it looks like Jeremy’s legs are coming along nicely in preparation for the Wold Cups in Vegas and Iowa this week.
“I’m really happy to win two days in a row. It raises the moral and confidence going into a very big and important block of racing with Vegas on Wednesday night and Iowa World Cup on Saturday. Now its all about recovering and staying away from the hotel buffets in Vegas!”