The race went suprisingly good for me today. The weather was great, I felt relaxed and had my family there for support. I ended up almost finishing with the group. With about 3 laps to go my legs felt like they went in to slow-mo, the pace increased so I hit another gear and apparently it was one to many, I simply couldn't push the pedals as hard as the speed of the group demanded. I think my lack of training and the speed (avg roughly 28mph) had something to do with it. But all in all a success in what is my first season as a non-student.
Also in cool news one of my teammates from cycling center (Belgium program) raced today as well. Pretty cool.