I thought that I was maintaining my position in the pack but by the time we flattened out I found myself in dead last position along side Ed Makarchuk (Sound Solutions), as per usual.
and I shared a laugh at being at the back again.
The three of us ended up 55 seconds back of the 5-man break, ten second ahead of Ed
, Andrew and Darko, 2:30 ahead of Firek and Merritt and 3 minutes ahead of the peloton.
David Bogue (Team London) and Ed Makarchuk
moved by me as we rounding the corner, I was sitting 4th at this time.
We passed by Simpson and I stayed tucked into third place behind Ed
and Bogue as we glided down the hill not wanting to waste our efforts too early in the sprint.
Ilija Petrovski (Nacsworld) and Ed Makarchuk (Sound Solutions) allowed Kelly to gain 50 meters before they made the next move together.
It was at this time that Ed Makarchuk (Sound Solutions) launched his attack.
I watched as no joined Ed
, which ultimately doomed his
When I arrived at the back of the peloton I looked around and saw Ed Makarchuk (Sound Solutions) who was biding his time, as per usual, waiting for his turn at the pointy end of the race when it mattered most.
who had parked beside me back at the campground parking lot told me that he
was going to be aggressive today.
As we headed into Wiarton and the mid way point for lap one, a few riders at the back of the peloton began to struggle as a result of the high pace.
I raced past them to remain with the group with Makarchuk
I stayed at the back for the first 5 laps with only Ed Makarchuk
sitting in behind me.
A break of 4 riders worked there way free some time around lap 5 that included 4 riders in white, which is all I could make out from my vantage point.
The race tempo was kept high by on the back straight leading into the turn before the finish chute by a rider from Team London, Greg Cavanagh form team SUL and Ed Makarchuk of Sound Solutions who put in two huge efforts.
Matuszczak took the final corner on the inside catapulting himself into second place with 400 meters left to sprint in to the finish line.