The biggest weather story on Wednesday could be a thunderstorm as the riders cross Independence Pass. Also, winds will be an issue. The first half of Wednesday’s stage should give the riders a light tailwind, while the second half will provide a light to moderate headwind or crosswind. Don’t dismiss these winds, as a day-long headwind [...]
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Here are the results from stage #1. Here are the overall (GC) standings following stage #1. Great pictures and a wrap-up of the finish here, thanks to MtnWeekly.com Quick summary: an early break-away group held together through much of the stage but was caught with about 10km to go. Andy Schleck made an early move [...]
As Joe and I talked about on this video for Bicycling.com, thunderstorms are the main weather threat for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After a dry Prologue, I’m a bit concerned about a thunderstorm as the riders fly over Monarch Pass around 1pm. Here is the USAPCC Forecast for Tuesday’s stage #1 (PDF 0.4mb).
It was a hot day (90F) but wil relatively weak winds (5mph). Here are the full results (PDF). And a sampling of pictures from the Prologue in Colorado Springs: 2011-08-23 USAPCC Prologue
Weather is one outside factor that could be a big influence for the race. Here is a downloadable forecast (PDF 0.4mb).