Kim Nelson worked her magic with the peloton, encouraging all of the girls to work together in a pace line. I have to admit, everyone was great about taking turns at the front. Heading into lap 2, Kim Nelson pulled up to Saskia and I with a potential attack plan. During the pace line rotation, I would attack off the front with Saskia on my wheel. Kim would then come through and hold the peloton while Saskia and I rotate our pulls to get a good gap. On the third lap, I saw an opportunity. The girls rotating off the front had reached for their water bottles. I attacked with Saskia on my wheel. I went off the front and Saskia came around for a second big push. Kim perfectly placed herself at the front of the peloton to slow them as long as possible. We were able to get a decent gap. Another rider was able to bridge up to us. Unfortunately, it did mess up our rotation since she would not pull. I also realized I have work to do on my pace lining in a team attack situation 😊. Ultimately, when we realized the peloton was gaining, we made the decision to ease and rest for the final ramp up to the finish.