It has been three years of trying to win one of the NUE 100 series races and FINALLY, the right bike, training, rest, and it all came together. The Flash rode like a magic carpet flying through the beautiful Tahoe Sierras. I had a couple of missed turns but must have learned something from the Kamloops race and went back and found my way. What an awesome race. Jim and the rest of the gang at Globalbiorhythms was once again on top of it and the race course was well marked and well organized. The accomodation was beautiful - looking out over a beautiful lake. Pico was there to support me too, which is always a good time. I will have to tell more details later but my friend Rodger Carlson who attempted his first 100 mile race had the same kind of trouble as I did last year and in about the same spot. That was a big bummer but I know he will be back like I was - and with a vengence.
Here are the top 10 pro men finishers:
1 425 DAVID JUAREZ 7:24:44 MONA VIE CANNONDALE
2 452 CORY WALLACE 7:47:57
3 434 AREN TIMMEL 8:04:40 TEAM CHICO
4 433 KEVIN SMALLMAN 8:11:46 CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING
5 423 ANDRES GIL 8:23:18 PACIFIC STATE BANK CYCLING
6 435 DEZMIN WILDER 8:37:21 CANNONDALE FACTORY RACING
7 436 MATT WOODRUFF 8:51:14 BROKENSPOKECYCLING
8 431 CARL SANDERS 9:13:30 SUMMIT BICYCLES
9 450 BJARKE REFSLUND 9:14:18 TEAM RIDE4FUN DENMARK
10 420 JUSTIN FARMER 9:34:50 BICYCLE WORLD RGV/CLIF BAR
Congratulations to everyone and thanks for a great time!