A new race here in KC, Kermis on the Parkway, was held on Sunday on the Kansas side. John Cole took 2nd place in Masters 50+ at the event with John Mahl coming in just behind him in 3rd. Cole doubled up on the day, jumping into the cat 5 race where another rider hit his rear wheel taking him out on the final sprint. John Mahl also doubled up taking 10th in the cat 4 race. It was a great showing from both team members!
John Cole has had a great season on the bike. Earlier this summer, John qualified for National Senior Olympics during MO State Senior Games in June. HE placed 2nd in the 5K TT, 2nd in the 10 K TT and 2nd in the 40 K RR. John also lead out a former teammate in the 20K RR allowing that rider to win with John finishing 6th. Nationals is in June of 2017 in Birmingham AL in which John will compete in 5 and 10K TT, and 20 and 40k road race. John will also be racing the KS State Senior Games 5 and 10K TT coming up on September 18th.