Monday, March 14, 2011
I survived Paris-Nice and am happy to be back home in Girona. Overall it was a successful race. The team rode very well and although a victory would have been great, we were happy Kloden, Jani and Levi took 2, 6, and 7 respectively. For me, it was another great learning experience. It is the biggest race I have participated in, and probably the best team I have been racing with/for. I learned a lot from the race and my teammates. I had fun getting into the break on the last day, too. Unfortunately some special circumstances, mechanical and personal, killed my chances to survive, but I can't make excuses. In the end of it all, I have left Paris-Nice feeling positive and knowing it is going to make me a stronger, better cyclist. Now it's time to recover and enjoy some time with my wife! Thanks for keeping tabs.