I wish I was up in Hermann this weekend. The spouse was doing River to River Relay, which was a great event, once again. I should be back for Tour of STL barring tragedy. Pictures are up and it looks like many of the usual suspects were in play. I hope Steve Hall, Mark Shea, and Robo had good races. Looks like Gary Dyer was in the action…man, look at that new bike he got for a post surgery present to himself….
I was happy to see Ivanov take Amstel. He was the most active person in the last 40k, and narrowly missed sticking an earlier break with Nibali and Kreuzinger. It’s debatable whether Nibali should have shouldered down and worked, but given the way they were all cooked on the next climb, I guess it didn’t matter. Sorry to see Kroon miss out, his team made that win. Saxo had three guys slowing the pace in a critical juncture within 3k, and that was the difference in the race.