Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Teammate Ben Jacques-Maynes won the first stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic yesterday out of a 22 man breakaway! Ben went solo from 1k to go and held of 5 charging chasers. That means Bissell has the leader's jersey going into today's 2nd stage. Today's stage ends with a 10 mile climb, so our job will be to get Ben and Jeremy (who was also in the breakaway yesterday) to the base of the climb as fresh as possible. Being as I missed the breakaway, my hopes of winning the overall are essentially over, so I will be looking to help Ben and Jeremy at every opportunity. I will also be going for the stage victory in tomorrow's time trial. Wish us luck - there are a lot of talented climbers here so we will have to work together to get Ben and Jeremy up that mountain as fast as possible!