I'll be posting another blog today but in the mean time, how about a video to see the cyclist's in action?
Karel showed me this last night and it is awesome to see the race from a rider's perspective. Joel Chavez wears a video cam on his helmet for the races and he posted this video after Sugarloaf.
If you don't want to watch the whole video, you can scroll to:
3 minutes - climb up sugarloaf (Karel is #41 in blue and white on a blue and white Trek)
4 minutes and 56 seconds - break away
6 minutes - attack by Ivan Franco and another guy on a climb. Karel and Joel tried to respond but weren't able to catch them. This is where Karel wanted to quit...he said his legs were on fire after those attacks.