Carmen Small ended up in fourth place for the day, just barely missing the podium. Häusler from GreenEdge took the stage win, and Neben from Specialized-LuluLemon won the overall GC.
I was pooched after the race, and crashed down on my hotel bed, fully kitted up. I even had my Mavic shoes and Lazer helmet on still. My nap lasted at least 45 minutes.
Exergy Tour put on a rodeo for all of the riders to celebrate the end of the tour. Adrian lent me his rubber boots (I pretended they were cowgirl boots, and still wonder to this day if I fooled any of the real cowboys with them). I rode a horse, a mechanical bull, ate the most tender steak of my life, and watched my first ever real-live-rodeo. Exergy gave every rider a genuine cowgirl belt buckle. Special edition.
Thank you Optum, thank you Optum staff, thank you Exergy, thank you to all of the sponsors that support myself, Optum, and women's cycling. The Exergy Tour was awesome.