The 2013 Tour of the Valley took place this past weekend in and around Youngstown, Ohio. The three day road race started Friday evening with a time trial at the Mastropietro Winery. For day two, riders faced a grueling road race filled with non-stop rollers. And on the final day, downtown Youngstown hosted a fast flat criterium.
We had the opportunity to shoot video from the lead car of the road race. Here’s a look at how the cat 5 race went down. Lots of pretty strong dudes in the field but nobody seemed to want to work together and the pack wasn’t about to let a solo rider go free. At least not during the relatively flat (not really flat) beginning third of the race. Once the climbs started, that all changed, as a pair of young brothers put the hammer down and took over the race.
Here’s how it all went down.
Thanks for watching.