(Sorry my internet connection here is causing technical difficulties so this post is fragmented)
To wrap up yesterday:
Creasted Butte was beautiful but the race was grueling for the riders, having to contend with thunder showers and rain toward the finish. The strongest impression I had seeing the race up-close is the commitment, perseverance, and determination of these young men! It was a great wet day!
Stage 3-Wednesday August 20th.
Up early and headed up to Monarch Pass. The day is cloudy , misty and looks like another wet one.
Today is the Queen Stage which is the steepest and longest climb of the race which takes place on Monarch Pass but under the weather conditions we opted for viewing the start of the race back in Gunnison, where the sun is shining! We are glad we did because it provided the opportunity to see Jens Voigt as he prepared for his farewell ride, his last race of his career. He has always been Mike’s favorite pro rider.