Tour of the Catskills stage 2 finish. Six miles previous I had just KOM’d Devil’s Kitchen (1400 vertical ft in 2 miles). My front tire is now almost completely flat. The right cleat had all but come unattached from my shoe. The latter two left me unable to sprint and wondering if I’d finish the stage at all. All I could do was sit in the saddle and mash the pedals. Completely happy to take 5th place.

Tour of the Catskills stage 2 finish. Six miles previous I had just KOM’d Devil’s Kitchen (1400 vertical ft in 2 miles). My front tire is now almost completely flat. The right cleat had all but come unattached from my shoe. The latter two left me unable to sprint and wondering if I’d finish the stage at all. All I could do was sit in the saddle and mash the pedals. Completely happy to take 5th place.