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Superweek Trip Update

As you may have heard Johnny Chavanel aka Minturn broke his collarbone on day two of our multi-day racing trip.  Here’s the story as I saw it from about 15 riders back.  Minturn was solo and ready to take a $20.00 preme.  Some dude from a Midwest team decides he wants to take the money.  As this rider is sprinting toward Minturn (who at this point was only 3-5 seconds in front of us) he clips his bars on the line and knocks Minturn straight off the bike (Minturn already won the money).

Visualize yourself Time Trialing on the hoods and some wanker going 2-3km faster than you running into your handlebar/pushing it sideways/throwing you straight over the bars.  (almost like that time Lance got his bars hooked by a spectator in the tour).

That all happened in Ohio.  With Minturn heading back to home Adam Farabaugh took advantage of the opportunity to race in Milwaukee and Chicago.  Adam is only 20 and excited to race, so the poor sap is here with me looking for experience!  He’ll be a stagierre with Empire this whole week.

Day 3 (Monday) & 4 (Tuesday)  were Superweek races.  Simple, go hard, try to get in break, go harder, be crazy in finale and sprint.

Day 3 – Recovery ride day.  Here are some more pics (check twitter for others).

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Day 4: today – will start an 8 turn 1km criterium.  We’ll see how that goes…

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