Team NoTubes/ AXA Equitable’s Clayton Barrows moves into 2nd overall in the USA Crit series.
Barrows was able to pick up valuable points during last weekend’s Presbyterian Crit in Charlotte, NC and is motivated heading into the final 2 races in the series.
The next race in the USA Crit series is the Chris Thater Memorial on August 28th in Binghamton, NY.
“This is a big race for us,” said team rider Karl Rahn. “Not only is it in our home state, but it is a race many of us have done for years and the memorial side of the event for Chris Thater (cyclist killed by a drunk driver) is something important that we want to support.”
Barrows is currently 122 points behind series leader Luke Keough (Team Mountain Khakis p/b SmartStop) and just 12 points ahead of Christian Helmig (Elbowz Racing) in 3rd.
Despite the large lead that Keough currently holds, Barrows knows that anything can happen. Flash back to a year ago and it was Barrows himself who held the series lead heading into the Chris Thater Memorial only to eventually loose the overall series to Isaac Howe.
“It is not over yet,” says Barrows, “I’m not giving up until the end”!
The team is be prepping for the final 2 events of the year with stage races in Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont as well as select one day races in California.