So there aren't any NRC races on the calendar this weekend, and several of Oregon's fastest are back home before Hood, which means that this weekend's Silverton RR field will be STACKED. I'm just guessing here, but wouldn't be surprised to see Doug(HealthNet/Maxxis), Evan(Jittery Joe's), Hartley(BMC), Omer Kem(Priority Health/Bissell), Andy Fischer(Hagens-Berman) as well as Kenny Williams(First Rate Mortgage), Donald and the CMG/Alpine Mortgage crew, and Team Rubicon fresh out of the Tri-Peaks leader's jersey.
Zach Winter ended up taking the win in the Golden City crit, making him 2-for-2 last weekend. Watch out for the Captol Subaru jersey on Sunday.
John Leonard(Casa Bruno) won PIR, neither of the top-3 were Rubicon or BMC, wow.
King of the Mountain starts next Wednesday, that's right, the Mt. Tabor series. Bring it!!!!!
Not much to talk about this week, next will be busy Hood, Tabor, PIR, Philly Week. Locals should be at all of them.
Giro hasn't shown much yet. Aaron Olsen has been putting his time in at the business end of the peloton, defending the Maglia Rosa with a 6 man team (OUCH!!!!). I'm pretty sure that'e him sitting on Pinotti's wheel.
Here's my viewing guide/predictions:
Salvodelli wins tomorrow(Stage 12).
DiLuca will fade (that's a guarantee).
Cunego will only get stronger.
Simoni will do more ballin' than winnin'. He's a baller.
The Dark Horses: Ricco(Saunier Duval), Simoni already called him the team leader in a bit of pre-race gamesmanship; Andy Schleck(CSC)on the podium?; how well will Salvodelli climb?.
See you Sunday, I got rained on tonight. WHILE DOING MONSTER HILL INTERVALS, BOOOOYAAAAAHHHH!
For some reason comments were turned off for the last post, I'm not sure how. I didn't do it.
They're back on.