I decided to show up to the practice crits this weekend to see how things were after many miles of training this year. Since technically I am still a cat 4 on the road that is what I raced, though that they actually put cat 4 and 5 together so we had a bigger field. From the start I decided to stay on the front most of the time but 10 min into the race I let some people take control for a little, planning an attack. It was extremely windy on the back side of the course leading to the turn before the finishing straight, so with around 17 min to go after a small attack by someone, I launched a big attack. When I looked back after a little I saw two guys and one said: “We have a gap”. We instantly started working and distanced the bunch. One of the guys could only hang for a couple of min, but two of us kept going and just stopped working together after the last turn to go for the sprint, which unlike my usual self I won!