Sunday Morning Schedule

Sunday Morning Schedule

New York City bike racing is a unique beast – defined in part by pre-6AM race starts. However when you have a role in race organization these early mornings become even earlier mornings. As CRCA’s Director of Open Racing, Team Sixcycle-RK&O’s Matthew Vandivort had just such a role at this weekend’s Lou Maltese Memorial, where he also got in the winning break, taking home a third place finish behind the hard work of the entire Team Sixcycle-RK&O squad. Presented without comment, his Sunday morning schedule:

  • 3:15AM – alarm
  • 3:30AM – Grimpeur Bros coffee, oatmeal
  • 4:00AM – leave for Central Park
  • 4:15AM – meet race staff and begin setting up registration
  • 4:45AM – registration opens
  • 5:00AM – meet with race officials
  • 5:35AM – close registration
  • 5:40AM – rush to start line
  • 5:45AM – start racing
  • 5:52AM – bridge off the front to a break up the road, begin suffering
  • 7:33AM – finish suffering as break finishes race off the front, take third place
  • 7:45AM – last field finishes, begin posting results
  • 8:05AM – begin podium presentations
  • 8:35AM – podium presentations done
  • 8:45AM – trade race stories with teammates and fellow riders
  • 9:00AM – finish breaking down the finish line area
  • 9:25AM – begin waiting for USADA testing to finish
  • 10:40AM – testing finished, leave Central Park
  • 10:55AM – arrive home, send out race communications, eat and nap

Lou Maltese Memorial Photos By Tone B


Lou Maltese Memorial Photos by Yehudah Perlowitz



About Matthew Vandivort

Matthew Vandivort is a member of Team Sixcycle-RK&O's road racing team and is one of the squad's cyclocross racers. He is also the proprietor of Photo Rhetoric, a photography company focused in part on the sport of cycling. You may visit Photo Rhetoric at