Sara and Chris controlled this race nearly the entire time, and it was clear that they were marked and dangerous.
Sara threw out some strong attacks and immediately gapped the field. Chris was quick to get to the front to block, but the women were strong enough and motivated enough to pull her back. Sara took prime after prime decisively! Similarly, Chris tried to get off the front with another rider a couple times and was immediately brought back. With about 5 to go, they got together and rode tempo alongside the Holliday Rock Racing team's small "train". With 1 to go, Sara drove the pace at the front, with Chris saying "easy" or "up" to make sure they worked just hard enough to stay at the front and in front of the swarm, but not to burn out the legs too soon. The last half of the lap is almost entirely uphill, and Sara was awesome and kept up the pace. As the swarm of riders started into the final turn, Chris took the inside line off Sara's wheel and sprinted for the finish. Perfect drop off by Sara put Chris in position to get the team W! What a SUPER NATURAL connection