Tour of California

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Tour of California

The Tour of California is the closest thing I have to a “home race.” Although it’s 5000 km away, the fans speak English, the roads and climbs are familiar to me from past editions, and my family and friends are more easily able to follow. 

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Fleche and Liege

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Fleche and Liege

I have just returned to the USA after a 7 hour freezing race in the rain followed by 25 sleepless hours of travelling, so please forgive any typos!

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Tirreno-Adriatico

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Tirreno-Adriatico

An encouraging glimmer of my normal strength, at least tells me that “it’s in there somewhere,” and that time and persistence will overcome whatever fatigue has plagued me.

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Strade Bianche

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Strade Bianche

Staying upright and on the rough road requires a balance of letting the bike do what it wants and a delicate and ever fluctuating sense of how much force to guide it with.

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Volta ao Algarve

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Volta ao Algarve

At this level, every rider can take a hit. What separates us is how many hits it takes to break us, how many times a rider can rev to redline and how long he can stay there.

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E3 Harelbeke & Ghent Wevelgem

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E3 Harelbeke & Ghent Wevelgem

The atmosphere surrounding these races feels closer to USA style athletics with tailgates, super fans, and massive crowds. There’s an art to the violence required to position for the narrow cobbled climbs and crashes are inevitable.

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Italian One Day Races

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Italian One Day Races

Six weeks later, I’d been pushing some of my best power numbers in training and looked forward to racing after so much time on the sidelines.

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