Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
Bikes: 2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
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For those who missed it: Tour of the Valley
My personal report is The Race Report Thread 2009-2012
, but this race was AWESOME. 3 days, 4 stages. The crowds were awesome, the courses were difficult and fast, and the competition was up another level from the local scene. I was pushed to do things I thought I could never do; like climbing the largest hill I've ever seen and staying with the main field in the road race. The race did A LOT for the sport, as there were tons of spectators watching both criteriums and the road race.
Another cool thing was seeing a newspaper with a big picture of a bike race on the front page. When isn't that cool!? There was even a half page devoted to the Tour in the Sports section.
Check out some news articles here
. I think Youngstown, OH has gained a little respect from me.
Here's to 2010, more stages and bigger prizes.