The race was really not that well attended since the promoter didn't even have to pay out the full 25 places that the UCI demands, I think only 20 guys started, but the thing of it was, I was called up dead last! I don't think they had a UCI start sheet and that left me starting behind 20 dudes and fighting my way up to front fo the race.
My legs were pretty tired from driving and all three of the guys that beat me hadn't raced the day before so between fresh legs, 2 of them tag teaming me, and me not feeling that great, I got worked over.
Charlie storm and Jon Hamblen basically attacked and countered me until I couldn't respond. I didn't actually know they were working together until Jon started yelling at Charlie to "go" at one point in the race, I was pretty mad about it considering they weren't even on the same team but it's part of racing I guess!
I put up a good fight until 3 to go when my legs gave way to the pressure and that was that, I rolled in for 4th. I think if I had been fresh it might have been different but it was fun racing both days so I guess it was worth it.
The race reporter liked that I came from Wisconsin and was impressed with the ride, check it out.
Elite Men, 18 starters
Charlie Storm (In land Construction/BTD) 58.512
Jon Hamblen (Fior di Frutta) 0.303
Ryan Leech (Fort-GPOA !) 0.354
Tristan Schouten (Trek/VW/Michelin) 1.395
Roger Aspholm (Westwood Velo) 1.536
Greg Marini (Coffee Plus Inc) 2.037
Andy Applegate (Easton/Kona) 2.448
Greg Wittwer (Fort-GPOA !) 2.519
Dan Wilson (Henrys Bikes) 2.5710
Weston Schempf (FORT-GPOA!) 3.4111
John Degele (In land Construction/BTD) 5.29