Gainesville, Florida - The fourth round of the Florida State Championship Series took place on October 26, 2003, at Haile's Trails outside of Gainesville, Florida where the Trek/VW Factory Team stormed its way through the main event and continued to dominate the region's talent. The course very challenging, with several rock quarries that offered some tough climbs. The combination of great weather and dry course conditions made for an awesome day at the races.
First off the line for the day's racing was the Pro/Expert Men's race. At the gun, Trek/VW pro racer Earl Bradley set a blistering pace as the pack headed out onto the first lap around the five-mile racecourse. After the field was split apart, Bradley's pace settled and teammate Andy Mills was able to bridge the gap to join the front of the race along with Trek grassroots racer, Rodney Reber. The trio was working together to further the distance between themselves and the chasing pack when Reber suffered and unfortunate flat. Bradley and Mills were left to continue drive the pace and, after working together at the front for the first half of the race, the pair was able to establish a lead of over 3 minutes on the chase group.
Mills and Bradley then maintained their comfortable lead throughout the second half of the race. They focused on riding conservatively through the course's technical rocky areas and enjoyed the pleasure of racing on such a beautiful fall day. Taking a strong one-two finish, the team celebrated another victory and moved Mills into the series' lead.
With four races left in the series, the excitement will continue to grow. Follow the action as the Trek/VW Factory Team makes its next appearance at round five of the Florida State Championships November 9, 2003.
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