Welcome to the home of the largest Pro/Am road stage race east of the Mississippi!
September 2, 2013
We had an absolutely fantastic day of racing today at the Dealer.com Burlington Criterium. The day started off a little wet, but the roads had mostly dried out by the time the Men 4/5 Open race got underway at 8:30. Contrary to what the weather prognosticators predicted the day stayed dry making for thrilling racing on our 6 corner crit course. All the results for the stage race have now been posted under the results tab. When I was not busy with other tasks I took some photos, including all the podiums. I plan to post them tomorrow once I get a little recovery in. Keep an eye out for an end of race wrap-up email in the next few days.
Thank you all for participating at this year's GMSR! After 13 years of putting on the event it feels like a big family reunion every Labor Day weekend. Look for some additional updates to the webpage and keep and eye on our Facebook page. Don't forget we are running a photo contest for photos posted under #gmsrcontest on Instagram. You have a little more time to get entered for a chance to win some great GMSR swag.
The Stage 4 communique is now posted.
The Stage 3 communique is now posted.
Stage 3 esults are posted under the results tab.
The race supporters ride was the largest ever this year with over 20 riders taking the start. We were very fortunete to be joined by Candian Olympian Lynn Bessette
Stage 2 results are posted.
The Stage 2 Communique is posted.
Stage 2 provided lots of exciting racing. Of course there was some excitment beyound what we normally expect when a cow escaped from its pasture and made an apperiance on the race course during the Men's Cat. 3 race. Luckily for all in the area the cow was safely returned to her field. Here are a few photos I took during Stage 2:
It was a great day for a TT. We had some really close racing in many fields. In the men 50+ the 2nd - 4th places are seperated by only 3 seconds.
The Warren public works director demonstrates his custom made aero hard hat which he employed while he power swept the ITT course -thanks Barry!
Farm Team rider meets farm animals during the ITT.
Stage 1 Communique is posted.
Stage 1 TT results are posted!
Packet pick-up took place tonight at the Bridges Resort. We had a large group of racers patiently waiting for the doors to open. Once we started everyone got their numbers quickly. It was great to see so many familiar faces and get to hear how people have been doing this season.
The pre-race Communique is posted.
For racers interested in the Gran Fondo on Sunday, you are in luck as we will have race day registration at the start at the Mt. Ellen base area. If you would like more information about the event please see Stage 3 under the stage info link or check the Tech Manual. Race day registration and bib pick-up for Gran Fondo riders will start at 7:45am just outside the Mt. Ellen base lodge. The GF will roll off the starting line promptly at 9:10.
The 2013 Tech Manual is posted here for your reading pleasure. There are changes to the event this year so please read the Tech Manual so you do not miss any of them. We will have actual paper copies at registration.
The maps for Stage 3 have been updated you can see them here.
While not every GMSR competitor becomes an olympian here is one who got her start racing at the GMSR! Hear her thoughts on the race in the video below.
Here is another GMSR leader's jersey wearer who made good getting his first start at the Tour de France this year. Congragulations to Ted King!
Last year Ted spent race weekend training in the Mad River Valley (the UCI would not allow him to race). Ted wrote on his blog about the event: "The Green Mountain Stage Race is either the best race you’ve never heard of… or the best race you’ve ever heard of. Period."
We are looking forward to seeing you all at this year's GMSR August 30 - September 2!