The 2013 edition of the Spring Fling in Deland promoted by WAM Events was the first race of the Florida Ranking System. Good crowds showed up to contest the weekend. The new split masters 35+ field seemed to be a huge hit as both fields had great numbers. In the "A" race Ronaldo Tavares picked up the win on Saturday and at Sunday's Road Race, Clermont's Corbett Brown of Team Compass snagged his first victory since 2006. The pro 1-2 field saw the win slip away to a non Florida rider each day as Colon Ortiz bested the field at both races. The Road race 2nd place went to long time Florida Racer who has come out of retirement to claim 2nd place in front of David Guttenplan.
In the Womens contests, the Criterium was taken by Nadia Latzgo with Ambre Levy and Zoe Mullins in the mix and then the Road Race on Sunday was Topview Staffer Samantha Heinrich of West Coast Cycling presented by STS Bikes /Harold HArt and Assoc.(Say that ten times fast) followed by Levy and Latzgo.
Only two weeks until the big showdowns at San Antonio and Dade City. Race For Humanity details here.