Words By Lynn
King of Track is a race that has been held in South Korea for the past 13 years. Most years it has been held on a velodrome. This year King of Track hosted a fixed crit in Goyang City for it’s 13th year. The race was organized very well. The King of Track vibe reminds me of Red Hook Crit. There were many racers and spectators and of course all the fun.
This year was special because it was the inauguration of a womens field for the race. I had the pleasure of racing with Kazuyo Kodama from SfiDARE Crit Japan team and with two friends from LA Evelyn Delgado (Engine 11) and Ginger Boyd (MFF). The rest of the womens field were racers from Korea that I did not know.
The race was short and fast. We only had 10 laps. I started out strong enough from the beginning to create a gap from the field with Kazuyo, Ginger, Evelyn, and a racer from Team Constantine.
Unfortunately I made a mistake thinking it was the last lap and sprinted past the racer from Team Constantine only to find out I had 1 lap to go.
When we came towards the finish line for the final sprint I did not have enough to sprint past her again. I ended up placing one spot away from the podium taking 4th place. Kazuyo took 1st, Evelyn 2nd, and the racer from Team Constantine placed 3rd. I was a little disappointed with the mistake I made, but I tried my best and was grateful for the opportunity to race in a foreign country.