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Short Time Trial, Long Drive
Monday, August 18, 2008 - Race Reports
Me in the TT The last stage of the Tour of Utah was a 7.5 mile time trial. It was pretty flat with a bunch of turns. A nice course.

There was definitely a lack of motivation in most of the peloton. While I didn't feel fresh I decided to go hard because this is the Tour of Utah after all. The times in my range were all pretty close. I ended up 28th, 10 seconds out of the top 20.

Jesse and Max made fun of all my "useless" effort at the finish line, but according to my calculations I moved up to 25th in the GC by 4 seconds. Even though I'm a PhD candidate in Applied Math I'm going to wait for the official results before I celebrate. Our U23 rider Erik Slack also moved up to 4th.

The real show was the battle for the top GC spot. Jeff Louder was 7 seconds down on Blake Caldwell going into the last stage. The Health Net boys had Louder 8 seconds up about half way through. It looks like he maintained that pace and took the win.

Oh and did I say I felt good on Saturday. This picture was taken by my man Carson Blume at the end of the stage. Almost over Spent the rest of the day driving back to Davis. Over the last 10 days I've become very familiar with I-5, I-15 and the I-80.

Want to thank the Bobs-Bicyles.com guys again for letting me race with them, it was a blast.

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Jason Eiserich
Monday, August 18, 2008, 6:29 pm
Hey Mach...Congrats on a super performance! Awesome effort! The prosey teams must be taking a close look at you now... best, jason

Monday, August 18, 2008, 7:28 pm
you. are. a. dork.

thats all i have to say at the moment.