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UCI Worlds: Libby Hill Loves USA Cycling

It's Sunday night at UCI Worlds in Richmond and our final night in Richmond. The plan was to blog every evening about our adventures and I made it! I'm also tweeting, so follow me @GiroJenny for real-time updates.

If you don't have time to read, here's a quick recap of Day 9.

Food: VIP House, Capital Ale House
Bike: None, didn't want to miss any of the men's race which started at 9a and finished just before 4p.
Races: Elite Men Road Race
Picks for Tomorrow:  None
Best Moment: USA Cycling representing in the breaks and around the world! What a great way to finish up an amazing week of racing.
Not the Best Moment: Walking a long way to Sub Rosa Bakery to learn wait was over 45 minutes (for take-out?). We weren't about to miss a single lap, so we passed it up.
Strangest Moment: After 10 days in the hotel room, I noticed the painting above our toilet for the 1st time. As if my brain knows it can focus on something over than cycling now that UCI Worlds 2015 is over.
Bes…

UCI Worlds: Megan Guarnier Wins Bronze Medal

It's Saturday night at UCI Worlds in Richmond and I'm a little tipsy from celebrating Megan Guarnier's Bronze Medal! The plan is to blog every evening about our adventures, so I'm determined to keep it going. I'm also tweeting, so follow me @GiroJenny for real-time updates.

If you don't have time to read, here's a quick recap of Day 8.

Food:Richmond on Broad Cafe, VIP House, Capital Ale House
Bike: None. Roads were wet and wanted to spend entire day at races. Did a lot of walking and dancing instead.
Races: Junior Men and Elite Women Road Race
Picks for Tomorrow: My heart is pulling for Brent Bookwalter (USA) but Niki Terpstra (NED) has been mentioned a few times.
Best Moment: USA Bronze Medal - Go Meg Go! Plus Megan secures spot for Olympics in Rio!
Not the Best Moment: Dealing with the hotel restaurant trying to get some food prepared quickly for Megan. Convinced that other countries would have dropped everything to make the newly crowned UCI Worlds Bronze Meda…

UCI Worlds: American Junior Women Go 1-2 Again

It's Friday night at UCI Worlds in Richmond and I can't believe we've been here a week. The plan is to blog every evening about our adventures. I'm also tweeting, so follow me @GiroJenny for real-time updates.

If you don't have time to read, here's a quick recap of Day 7.

Food: Starbucks Oatmeal, House Party, Tio Pablo
Bike: Commuter ride from hotel and back to racing in Church Hill neighborhood
Races: Junior Women and U23 Men Road Race
Picks for Tomorrow: Megan Guarnier (USA) Elite Women and Brandon McNulty (USA) Junior Men
Best Moment: 23rd Street Cobbles - all day long! 4 laps for the women, 10 for the men.
Not the Best Moment: The rain threatened all day and made an impact at the end of the U23 race.
Strangest Moment: Having someone throw a pumpkin muffin at me from up on the hill and it bounced onto the cobbles and rolled down until someone jumped the barrier and popped it in his mouth. The 2nd muffin, I caught and we ate.
Best Cycling Encounter: Talking women'…

UCI Worlds: Group Ride and Worlds Social

It's Thursday night at UCI Worlds in Richmond and although it was a rest day, we didn't rest. The plan is to blog every evening about our adventures. I'm also tweeting, so follow me @GiroJenny for real-time updates.

If you don't have time to read, here's a quick recap of Day 6.

Food: Pizza leftovers, Lucy's, The Urban FarmhouseLa Grotta
Bike: One of the highlights of the day! 3hr ride with USA Cycling and Pepper Palace Pro Cycling on Riverside Drive, RR Course, and TTT Course.
Races: Rest Day - Road Race Practice
Picks for Tomorrow: I'm pulling for Skylar Schneider (USA) and any of the USA U23 men. Let's get USA back on the podium!
Best Moment: I'm going to pick two because they were both off the charts! The 1st is our morning bike ride and 2nd is the Worlds Social event & Kathryn Bertine's book signing this evening.
Not the Best Moment: Being so tired at lunch that I forget to order my sandwich without cheese, so had to wait even longer to eat …