Kim Tofaute won the last race of the Rhineland Cup in Germany. Trevor Allen meanwhile won the Oktoberfest 8 hour race in Bristol UK.
The last race of the season is always something a little special. On the start line you reflect on the races you have taken part in, thinking of the successes, but also looking forward to the off season. For Trevor Allen and Kim Tofaute, both were able to add a win to give them the extra motivation for the training ahead.
On October 9th, Kim won the last round of the Rhineland Cup (a respected local series in Germany) pulling away from the off and staying at the head of the race until the end. At the end of the race he had won not only the day’s race, but the overall for the series. Winning the last race of the season is such a great way to go into the winter. This and the second place at the 24 hr Worlds pairs in Germany, are highlights of the year Kim told us just before taking his place at the head of the podium.
For Trevor the last race of the season was just as successful. Riding with John Whittington, a friend from his University cycling club, they fought for the win at the inaugural Kona Oktoberfest, in Bristol, South West England. Following the race there was a large Oktoberfest style party. Trevor and John looked good from the beginning, taking the lead from the opening lap. It was then a race to defend the lead until the end. After 8 hours circling the 9.5km lap they had it in the bag. Winning the race is great. It is the perfect end to my first season with the Ergon 24 team.
Winter training is now lies ahead for the team riders, and perhaps a few weeks of well earnt rest. All that remains is to thank the fans, the sponsors and everyone involved with the team at all levels. We hope to match and exceed the 2010 season in 2011.