Its been a long season but the end is not yet in sight. Fortunatley, the past few weeks on the home continent served as an effective morale boost. Aside from the obvious MEGA-Bonus of spending some time at home in GA… The utah and colorado races were a huge hit. Having high quality races like those that we can come “home” to during the summer go a long way in shortening the ever present cultural gap in this sport. Hopefully the UT and CO races continue to grow and keep giving us a good reason to come home to do what we do.
Much like last year the races up in Quebec were absolute beasts. Equaled to alpine Tour stages in their climbing and the most technicle US crits in their cornering, those races are no joke. Unless your name is P. Gilbert, then maybe you were laughing! By the looks of it we will be spending a lot of time on the front trying to control races next year!
Up next… World championships in Copenhagen Denmark. It will be my 6th time reppin the USA at worlds, 3rd as a Pro. Always an honor and really means a lot to line up wearing red, white and blue. I’m excited about the team we have this year… A bunch of guys who I’ve came through the ranks with, one of them (Farrar) being touted as a legit contender for this years edition.
Plenty more after that… Racing in China!?!? Well maybe if I can get a Visa!