El Tour all done. 60th place. An inexperienced rider took me down and into a cactus bush! The bike was damaged and so was my body, so I was dropped from the lead group just before the second wash. Chased, caught, but the best I could do was the second group of about 60 riders. With 20 miles to go I opened a gap solo, and brought it up to 1:04 to the end.
Very disappointed that I could not do battle with the Mexican Division 1 pros who won again this year. Still pulling cactus needles out of my skin and looking forward to my next challenge!
- John Howard