We can’t all be like Joaquim Rodríguez. The veteran (yes, he’s 36!) Spanish rider was quoted as saying, after a savagely mountainous stage of the Vuelta a España this week, that he had suffered more on the ‘easier’ 9–10% sections than on the walls and was waiting for 15–20% gradients … to recover. After some hilly courses in recent weeks, Casey Fields last Saturday probably looked like a good place to recover – but, as anyone who’s raced there knows, it’s rarely that simple.
There’s just the one race report from Casey this week. Doug Reynolds and Kevin King finally got away from the B-grade bunch, but would they stay away? Read on to find out.
And best of luck to any club members who may be riding Amy’s Gran Fondo this Sunday. The weather forecast could hardly be better. Enjoy those closed roads!