I did my major road race of the year yesterday. It's a hell of a race-love it, but it comes late in the season. It Is 105 miles with over 10,000 feet of vertical.
I was hoping for a top 15 place. When I got there I could tell I was up against some tough riders, it's open to all categories. I just started racing this year and just upgraded to a 4 last month.
The race was wone by a pro in 5hrs 25. I was taken just before the finish to finish third in 5hrs 30. I am really psyched. VEry happy with my performance. For the last 4 miles I was on my own, trying to break away, I got a good gap but 1/2 a mile from the finish I started to black out, couldn't see or breathe, the guy that got second caught up to me and all I could see was his wheel so I followed that to the finish, still unable to see aything except his rear wheel.