After finishing the last couple of crits just outside the top 10, I decided to change tactics this week and not try to compete for the sprint. With just over 3 laps to go, I attacked to join another man who had shot away from the bunch a few laps before and was going solo. I caught him within half a lap and tried to ride straight passed him although he managed to cling onto my wheel. We rolled into the finish quite a considerable distance from the bunch who had clearly decided not to chase us. I was pipped to the line so had to settle for second. Never-mind, it was my first podium position so happy days.