I officially declare California's drought over! It was incredible how much rain we were riding through in the last 30km of the stage today. I think it is likely the second hardest rain I have ridden in, only behind the unbelievable rain of the 2013 Worlds in Firenze. Thankfully the roads were quite big (American style!) and mostly straight, otherwise it could've been ugly with how fast we were going to try and catch the break. The team did a good job of taking care of me, particularly Laurent for a good while. Other than the rain and semi-hectic finale the day was relatively low-key, which was a nice change of pace. All is status quo for me still as there has not been a big GC shake up yet. That will change tomorrow with the individual TT. Due to the predicted snow at Big Bear Lake the organization made a tough but logical decision to change the venue to here in Santa Clarita. Now instead of the original 24km, the TT is only 10.6km. It is pretty much flat, but might be a little technical. I hope I can find the power in my legs and deliver a good performance to stay in the hunt. Send me the strong vibes!