Another good day with no agenda other than recovery from work and travel. I woke early to follow the final Giro Rosa stage on Twitter. As the women hit the final climb, all communication was lost. We patiently waited for almost 45 minutes before word came thru that American Mara Abbott won the stage and moved up to 2nd overall. Anna van der Breggen finished 2nd and kept the maglia rosa winning the Giro Rosa. Megan Guarnier finished 4th on the day, ending up 3rd overall. Evelyn Stevens, the 3rd American contender and Megan's teammate, was 9th overall.
Two Americans on the podium and three Americans in the Top 10! I'm very proud to support women's cycling in the US and across the world. These amazing athletes battled incredible heat for 10 days and gave it their all. Hopefully next year, I can be there in person to ring my cowbell and cheer them on. Great content as always on all my Giro Rosa links.
After the Giro Rosa, we watched BMC win the Tour de France Team Time Trial. It was great to see Tejay van Garderen (American with Montana roots) and the team so excited after the effort.
We loaded up our bikes and headed into Park City for a tourist day. We did a nice ride up Royal Street, then changed and walked to Main Street for some Silly Market action. The crowds were intense, we bought some bread and olive oil and escaped. Next to the new Park City Library to check out the new building and features. Then to Silver Star for a nice lunch before a stop for groceries and home for another afternoon nap. I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow, but at least I'm not traveling and feeling a little more rested.
|Ranch Road - Cyclists, Skiers, Runners|
|Royal Street - Overlooking Park City|
|Royal Street - Green Deer Valley|
|Park Silly Market|