Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gila Wrap Up

Hey! Just wanted to try and do a quick wrap on Gila. It was a quick and chaotic departure post race, followed by travel home and trying to get settled here, so I haven't had a chance to write. So anyway, I'd say the final stage of Gila was a success. The team protected Daniel, Jani, Jonny, and me until the final climbs, at which point we put our strength in numbers to use to spring Daniel for the stage win. The other three of us were in the first group just behind, which landed us the team GC. Daniel also took the mountain jersey and moved up to 5th on GC, while Jani, Jonny, and I were 8th, 10th, and 7th respectively on GC. Although we didn't win the overall, we did get a stage and some smaller prizes, which was good for momentum heading into California. Unfortunately I was not selected for the California team, so I will be cheering from my couch. 

6 comments:

Reinier said...

Hi Matthew,

Sad to read that you were not selected for California, because I transferred you into my virtual cycling team, expecting you to finish at least in the top 8 and perhaps even top 5, certainly after your very promising ride in the Gila and your former results in California. But the blow to you must be a lot bigger I reckon ;-) Do you already have alternative races to focus on? Tour of Japan for instance? The US nationals?

Best of luck!

Reinier.

Tori Norman said...

Matthew,

So sorry you are not here at the tour of california. Missing you!

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