Wednesday, September 16, 2009

50k to go

Tour of Missouri is over and done with. And as easy as the first 4 days were - the last 3 days were brutally hard. Bissell had a good tour, finishing 4th on GC and 2nd in the team's classification. A podium in GC would have been nice, but let's put it in perspective: the bus that Columbia-HTC drives around probably costs more than our entire team budget. I am proud of the way our guys rode last week. It was a great way to end the season and a good last race for me donning the Bissell colors.
I just found out on Monday that I have 49.8km left to do this season. And I'll be doing it in Mendrisio, Switzerland wearing a USA skinsuit against the best in the world. Pretty exciting. I'm hoping that I can represent well and justify my nomination.
We had a mini Clear Lake High School reunion in Missouri this week. In all, I had 9 friends and family who made the trek from Iowa for the race. Thank you! pic courtesy of Jody - who may just get the nod as the #1 Superfan. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the season.
It's fantastic you're going to the Worlds!
Good luck!!!

Dave D.
North Iowa Spin
Clear Lake, IA

Anonymous said...

Go, Tom!!! Tom, it has been such a treat to see you in MO the past two years. You make me proud to know you....such a humble and talented guy you are! Best wishes as you represent the US in Switzerland!
Blessings to you,

Anonymous said...

What an awesome experience - watching you race in MO. wish we could follow you to Switzerland. But our hearts will be there with you. So feel free to kick some hiney for us Iowa folks. You going to have your prince time trial throne to ride? Doreen

Jody C said...

Superfan huh, is that a nice word for a stalker, haha. Had fun following you all season, can't wait til next year! Great job this season and good luck next week!!