–SAN DIEGO, CA–
Wildlife Generation Pro Cycling had a stellar outing at the 2019 edition of its “home race,” the Barrio Logan Grand Prix in San Diego, CA, held just thirty minutes south of the team’s service course in San Marcos, CA.
Fielding a large team, the Wildlife Generation riders wanted to make the race hard from the start, so as soon as the gun went off, attacks went up the road in an attempt to split the field. The course, a hilly figure-8 through the downtown neighborhood, offers good opportunities for a breakaway to stick, and so with their numbers, the team knew their chances of getting away off the front would be high.
The initial moves were brought back quickly, as many of the sprinters and their teams wanted to try and make sure the finish came down to a bunch kick. But about 30 minutes into the 75-minute race, a split, initiated by Maxx Chance, went up the road, including Sam Boardman, Kent Ross, and four other riders, all from different teams. The group would work to secure their gap from the field for the next 15 minutes, but yet another attack from Maxx, with Sam in tow, would further split the break.
The two would rotate and establish their gap, with Kent behind patrolling chase moves that attempted to go up the road. When riders were too tired to attack from the chase, Kent decided to attack himself, and proceeded to bridge up to Sam and Maxx. The three would rotate and keep the pace high for the rest of the race, staying away from the chasing pack to sweep the podium.