The RR was Saturday. We rode well and stayed near the front. Daniel won a Hot Lap for a time bonus and Andrew was in some early attacks but nothing stuck. After the second Hot Lap I rolled off the front and rode a half lap before I was caught. On the KOM climb Torey drilled it each lap and almost dropped me. With 2 laps to go we were neutralized by the 2s and then the pros. This gave me a chance to recover.
On the final lap 2 riders had a small gap. I followed a Ritte rider who won a race I did in Las Vegas. He brought me to the break. I talked to him, encouraging him to keep going. He pulled me to the break. We immediately dropped one rider and a BH rider wasn't working. I told Ritte to keep going and I gapped the BH rider. He was Verbally upset when I gapped him. I passed Ritte and kept going. I was alone for a while, during which another rider bridged to the break. When the caught me we were now 4 and worked well together. On a quick chicane BH's rear wheel slid out and he almost lost control. The new rider left us on the climb. I gambled and followed Ritte's wheel. He brought me to close to the line, but a rider from the pack attacked and passed us. I chased him down and did a bike throw. I won by a few pixels.
This was my first win in an elite field and just a day before my birthday.
Thanks to all my teammates who helped control the race.