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And that's a wrap
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Race Reports
Well, it's been a few days and I'm back in Davis now, but only for about another day. Then it's off to Greenville for US Pro.

So the the last stage of The AMGEN was highlighted by yelling. It's in the best interest of the pro tour teams to have a small break escape early so they can just ride the front.

So the the racing on the last day was aggressive, fun, with attacks here and there, basic racing. That upset the pro tour guys. It got to the point that whenever there was a 2 bike length gap, one would yell, "That's it." Obviously the team that missed it disagreed.

I even had a few words with HTC's Bernhard Eisel. I talked back (why not?), and he just went off. Of the 20 or so word response, I'd say 15 were inappropriate and one was over 4 letters long.

I thought it was comical, mainly because when one strings so many cuss words together, you can't help but laugh. However, after this and my incident with Mark Renshaw last year, my next phone will not be an HTC.

Anyway, we made it to the finishing circuits in Thousand Oaks and they were packed full of spectators. The whole race was well attended and it was awesome to be a part of it. Thanks for all the support out there.

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Marsha Gibeling
Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 11:06 pm
Hey, Paul. So proud to have our UC Davis pro athlete finish the tour in fine style. Best of luck in Greenville!

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