Day two of the International Cycling Classic found the ABD/GEARGRINDER squad in the Chicago neighborhood of Blue Island. Josh Carter managed finished seventh in a chaotic field sprint that was won by Rock Racing’s Rahsaan Bahati. “I was right on Bahati’s wheel with only two turns to go because he was definitely a guy to watch”, said Carter. “Then in that second to last turn one of the Canadian guys totally chopped me in the turn [for Bahati’s wheel], and then what really killed me was that he couldn’t even hold Rahsaan’s wheel!”
The racing was aggressive all day as riders attempted to establish the breakaways typical to Superweek. At one point ABD/GEARGRINDER riders Jeff Schroetlin and Zach Watson both made it into a promising break of 14 riders, but after a few laps it too was swallowed up by the field.
At the end of the day Rob White managed to maintain first place in the points competition, but now he shares that lead with both Bahati and formerABD’er Chad Hartley, who now rides for Jittery Joe’s.