Friday, June 02, 2006
There was some pain to be had on the hill
The mens race in a nut shell :
There was a break, it stayed away for a while. When the group got serious it was caught. This increase in pace shelled many off the back. There was another 7 man break...............Jelly Belly and Navigators controlled the peloton protecting the break which wasn't caught, but eventually splintered into just 4. Mark Walters (Navigators) crashed, got up and rejoined the other 3. Then he faded. Davide Frattiti (Colavita/Sutter Home) won by breaking away first with 3 to go, then again in the last lap. Exciting, WICKED fast. Paul rode his heart out and stayed in there for a long long time.
Bobke and Towle did an incredible job of announcing. I wish I could remember all the Bobkeism's, but I was laughing too hard.
The finish as called by Bobke and David Towle.