By Matt Wocasek
The field of close to 100 riders stayed together until a huge crash took out the of the middle of the peloton with about 5 miles to go. I was lucky to not be caught up in the crash, but had to chase back to the lead group after threading my way through the carnage. I latched on to the back of the lead group just as we passed the 200 to go sign finishing a little way behind the sprint. I probably wouldn't have been cruising around at the back of the pack near the end of the race had I not burned so many matches trying to get a brake away going at the end of the first lap . It was a disappointment to not take part in the sprint, but at least my skin and bike are still intact.