Though I'm going on my 6th year of bike racing, the first race of 2010 proved to be an interesting one. Now thinking back on it, and talking about Redlands, I keep finding myself starting sentences with "I've never...".
-I've never raced a time trial knowing exactly how long and how many watts it took to do same race the last time I raced it.
-I've never won the Queen of the Mountains Jersey-I've never missed the break and f-ed up my GC position so badly
-I've never had a teammate get hit by a car 20 minutes before the race start
-I've never hit the barriers and not crashed
-I've never had such strong and smart teammates-I've never won the Team GC.
-I've never looked forward to Gila as much as I am now.