Great Race. 100 in our field at start. It was 5 laps of about 12 miles. The second lap I attacked and hoped to get a few of the stronger guys to follow or bridge up. No one did and I stayed away for a few miles but gave up knowing the pack wasn't going to really allow for any breaks. Especially without any wind or real climbs to break it up. I attacked once more for a short while on the third lap just to see if I could get someone to follow. No one did again so I sat up quickly. I sat in for the next couple of laps knowing and feeling that I had burned a few matches. There were about 5 teams with 3 or 4 guys and 2 teams were very well represented with 8-10 guys. I was very surprised that with those numbers they couldn't get organized enough to create a break (even though deep down I know it's next to impossible for a break to stick in the 4's). I watched for one but there were only a few weak attempts, including mine. I did see those teams get somewhat organized the last 3 or 4 miles though. I starting searching around for which wheel I wanted to be on and knew that I needed to be in the top 10 around the last right hand turn, that left a 6-700 meter hill finish, if I wanted a chance to place. I also looked around for my teammate Joey, but didn't see him. Around 800 meters I heard the sound of brakes and carbon carnage right behind me and the lead-out from the 1/2 organized teams accelerated. I found a good wheel going into the last turn, although sitting in about 13th or 14th position. Kept on the wheel for a couple hundred meters and took off on the sprint. Head down and gave it all I had. I know we had passed a few of the lead-out guys when I was on the wheel and passed a few on my sprint. I passed the finish line and looked up to see that I had finished in what I thought was 6th place. Tuned out to be 7th. One away from a t-shirt. At least I know how to race this course next year. Sit in more. Wait for 75-100 field sprint! Joey ended up finishing right behind the pack which I think was outstanding given his longest ride all winter was 11 miles! He's an animal.