Apr 30, 2011

Stage 4 Tour of the Gila: Criterium

Downtown Silver City, NM was booming all day today.  Stage four of the Tour of the Gila, the criterium, was popular and exciting for the spectators.  I love the atmosphere that crits create in the city, and I love the cheering and the support from the fans.  The Silver City crowd was exceptional! 

Juvéderm Specialized Mazda rode aggressively.  We attacked throughout the race, and won three prime sprints.  (Those are intermediate sprints througout the race that are announced one lap beforehand.  The pack has one lap to organize themselves, and the first one over the finish line the next time wins).  I was really proud to have won one myself.

Fellow Canadian Clara Hughes won the stage today.  It's a lot of fun to see her doing so well in her comeback race.  Heather Logan, another excellent Canadian cyclist has the Green Jersey. And of course, Denise Ramsden of Juvéderm-Specialized-Mazda still has the Best Young Rider's Jersey (the White Jersey) by a nice amount of time!  Talk about representing the True North Strong and Free!

One stage left to go...it's going to be fun.

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