He didn’t get thrown off the back. Instead, he engaged Dean Wilson and Ryan Sipes in five laps of battle, passing back and forth in a fight for second place. Each time one of them made a pass on Lance, he fought back and passed them back. This was his moment to shine, and he did. Unfortunately, his run came to a premature end due to mechanical problems, and the results show Vincent finishing a lowly 36th in the race.
But for a rider like Vincent, the results are not all the matter. Vincent had his moment to show he could run the pace, and he did, and as a rookie, nothing matters more than showing you have the potential to go fast.