We just finished a great opening weekend of racing to kick off our 6th annual season of High School road racing in Texas. We had 16 more student-athletes than this weekend last year and many new faces & teams were added to our group of excited veteran racers. A fun vibe was in the air throughout the weekend as old friends from different school caught up and got to share the new cycling toys they acquired since last season. The friendly nature, however, did not take away from the fact that in the end everyone was there to race.
The competition was fierce in all three races but in the end Little Rock Catholic from Little Rock, Arkansas came out on top thanks to a balanced attack led by their three racers in Boy’s A. They were the only school to field racers in all four of our scholastic categories: Girls, Boys A, Boys B, and our brand new category Boys C. They will certainly be the team to beat this year.
In the Boy’s A and Girls A categories the individual competition was tight to see who would win the first ever Texas High School Cycling League leader’s jersey for being the leader of the season-long individual overall competition at the end of the weekend. After the roubaix style road race and fast crit Erin Carlson from Birdville high school and Zack LaVergne from Little Rock Catholic earned the jerseys. It’s a good thing they will stand out next weekend while wearing their leader’s jerseys because everyone will be looking to see if they will be able to keep them after round two of races in Dallas.
Find full results as well as information about the other races in the series via our Race Series tab.