The Time Trial offered Chris just the venue he needed to mash out the 6th fastest time. Chris covered the 10.5 miles in 20 minutes and 1 second, 25 seconds off the fastest time. He is now sitting in 6th place overall. Ian was 1'07" off the fastest time after his time trial.
The Criterium was called off at the start line last night due to rain. Now only the 104-mile final stage remains. Chris and Ian will work hard together to keep Chris high in the standings with very reasonable hopes of getting him on the podium. (as always, click any picture to enlarge it). Stage 1 rolls through the open scrub of Eastern Oregon.
Chris stays hydrated as the pack rockets up another climb.
Chris is a picture of concentration as he shoots through the first kilometer of the Time Trial.
Ian revs up the Pinarello FT1, pedaling hard in spite of injuries sustained in the first stage.
Ian comes in hot at the finish line of the Time Trial.