A season full of excitement and challenges has come to a close, and what better way to wrap it up than at the prestigious @road_grand_tour Seciu Mon Amour race? This event holds a special place in the domestic racing calendar, known for its 23km loop that winds around the hill, featuring five grueling ascents, including the infamous climb towards the Seciu wine cellar. With a mix of crosswinds, flat fields, climbs, rolling terrain, and descents, this race truly has it all, making it one of the most unpredictable and challenging races on our calendar.
As the last race of the season and a hometown favorite, it brings its fair share of pressure, but our Mentorise Elite Team thrives on it! 😜
From the moment the race kicked off, our riders, @gerhard.moldansky and @mattewpiciu, made their move, joining an elite group of three in the breakaway. After just one lap, the break swelled to four as @iustinvaidian joined the fray. Two laps later, the breakaway continued to grow, with a total of seven riders in the mix, including @dobrinioan, tipping the scale in our favor with four of our teammates leading the charge.
This dynamic played out until the final lap when Gery decided to make his move on the rolling terrain after the climb. He and Catalin Buta gained separation on the flat portion, and with a final surge on the last 3km climb, Gery secured a stunning victory on home turf, proudly clutching the winner's trophy! 🏆🔥
Meanwhile, back in the pursuing group, Denis displayed his sprinting prowess to clinch the third spot on the podium. Iustin wasn't far behind, securing a respectable fifth place, and Ionut powered his way to a commendable seventh place.
What an exhilarating conclusion to our racing season! 🎉
Kudos to each and every member of our team for their unwavering dedication and hard work, not only during this race but throughout the entire season. The achievements this year have been nothing short of remarkable, and we couldn't be prouder of our exceptional team. 🔝
Now, it's time for a well-deserved off-season break for everyone. Enjoy the rest and recovery, team! You've certainly earned it. ☺️ #MentoriseEliteTeam #SeasonFinale #CyclingChampions