The War of Attrition – 7.5 hours, inches of rain, riders dropping

Tour of California Stage 4 at 16 miles.  Who knew what was ahead.

When the pros have to reach back to Oslo in the mid 90s to think of a race as long, and wet and miserable, you know that you've got a race as difficult as any you're likely to see. When the winner was asked for a finish line quote, he just gasped for air, unable to even speak. Throughout the day, riders were dropping by the wayside, just too beaten down to continue. It'll be interesting to … [Read more...]