Before I knew it I was at the start gate to take on the 3.8 mile TT up the mountain. I had a good warm up and was ready to suffer for the next 15 min or so. I felt good and did an ok ride. Morgan and Matt placed 4th and 5th on the stage and would be so on GC for the RR. Saturday was an 84 mile RR on a 7 mile circuit with a good 2 min steep climb. It was torrential rain and cold for California. We didn't let that stop us for the task ahead and that was to take the yellow jersey. After a cold day Morgan finished 5th on the stage and would grab yellow by 1 sec. We were all excited and were ready to defend it on the last day of the race at the crit. Late that night when everyone was getting ready for bed, the officials sent an email saying they were giving Morgan a 20sec penalty for drafting after a flat tire??????? We will leave it at that....who knows.
The team is riding very strong and are getting their last minute preparation ready for Redlands stage race that starts this Thursday.
I am back in Colorado for a bit after being on the road for over a month. I think I am going to make the trip to Grand Junction this weekend to do a crit and RR. The collegiate team is putting on the race and I think it would be a good time to go see all my friends and keep the legs loose.
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