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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.
Best Cycling Encounter: Spending another day at USA Cycling and with Davis and Connie.

St John's Church famous for Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" 
USA Cycling VIP car with Alex
Quick photo with Alex before jumping back into car to stay ahead of break
2nd stop with Alex before heading up Libby Hill and spending rest of day with USA Cycling

Ben King in the early break and often leading the charge up Libby Hill
Alex Howes always near the front and rocking the shades and gutter
Brent Bookwalter looking solid in the peloton
Crowds were amazing on Libby Hill
Taylor Phinney did a bike change and moved up to the front of the peloton
Taylor bumping elbows with Andre Greipel and Brent just behind riding nicely up the gutter

Very fortunate to spend the day with proud parents and cycling legends Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter
Taylor in the 2nd break of the day and working the crowd into a frenzy on Libby Hill
3rd break didn't have a USA athlete, but did have an Italian - Elia Viviani close-up
Libby Hill crowds watches jumbo-tron to see if Peter Sagan can stay away solo - he did and crowd went ballistic!
Bronze Medal Winner Ramunas Navardauskas (Lithuania) gets impromptu hug from fan
Silver Medal Winner Michael Matthews (Australia) appeasing his fans
World Champion Peter Sagan has a very large crowd to navigate once he leaves the building


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