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UCI Worlds: TTTs Make Me Smile

It's Sunday night at UCI Worlds in Richmond and we had another full day. 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 2.

Food: Kohlmann's Market, Perly's, VIP Tent, The Urban Farmhouse, Cafe Rustica
Bike: Hotel to other side of TTT course on bike path
Races: Women and Men's Trade Team TTTs
Picks for Tomorrow: I'm not on top of the Junior Women and Under23 Men as I should be, but I'll choose the Americans - Chloé Dygert, Emma White, Greg Daniel, and Daniel Eaton
Best Moment: Hard to narrow it down. Watching Breanne Nalder and Lauren De Crescenzo race and being here to support them.
Not the Best Moment: The grocery store had run out of almond and rice milk. Obviously too many cyclists in town.
Strangest Moment: Terry recognizing Mom tattoo at breakfast
Best Cycling Encounter: Talking with Breanne and Dave after the women's race and seeing how happy they were to experience Worlds!

We were up and off to the grocery store this morning for breakfast items. Next to the grocery store, was an interesting deli that served breakfast. Terry smelled corned beef hash, so in we went. The waitress had a Mom tattoo and Terry couldn't stop thinking about it. Turns out his grandfather, who passed when Terry was young, had a very similar tattoo. Terry had to confirm with his father, but it was our strange but also touching moment of the day.

We asked her for a picture - she was honored.

We had a little time before the women's start, so took our groceries to the room and prepared for the day. We keep running into friends at the hotel which is a kick and the lobby is hopping with nothing but cycling. On top of that, our friend Alex helped arrange VIP tickets which was an exciting surprise. We had a fantastic VIP experience at Tour of Utah so knew how to transition between the course and VIP. We ended up spending most of the day on course, but went back to VIP for food and drinks several times and it was a blast.

Couldn't stop smiling or cowbelling all day!

There are plenty of media reports and social media pictures (including mine) with tons of race updates. Following #Richmond2015 on twitter is a great place to get you to other content. Both races were amazing and no amount of words or pictures could describe our experiences today. I love cycling and I love the combination of teamwork and strength required to win a TTT.

I've been this excited for 2 days and plan to keep up the energy for 7 more!

The Team Time Trial was decided within seconds in both the women's and men's events. Velocio-SRAM and BMC defended their World Championships showing Richmond and the world how teamwork and strength win titles. Hard to say if luck was also on Velocio's side, as 2nd place Boels-Dolmans had an early puncture and still only finished 6 seconds back. Congrats to all the athletes, staff, and supporters. It certainly takes a village.

Pepperpalace Cycling p/b Happy Tooth taking the corner at 2nd and Main (Go Lauren)
Velocio-SRAM heading out of downtown
BMW p/b Happy Tooth charging up Governor (Go Breanne)
BMC on their way to another World Championship

After being on our feet for 7hrs, we walked a little further to The Urban Farmhouse for a drink before heading back for another VIP visit and finally our hotel room. From yesterday's cycling adventure, we knew we had to kit up soon in order to beat the sunset. We headed out the opposite direction from yesterday, following the 2nd half of the TTT course along a bike trail. It was a nice ride and felt great to get out in the country and spin rather than walk. Quick showers and back out for Italian dinner. In 2nd place for Strangest Moment, we walked into the restaurant and there was the same couple that we sat by last night at dinner. They are from California and are working the race for Medalist, so no surprise we are both in Richmond, but choosing the same restaurants and eating at the same time is definitely strange.

Urban Farmhouse - this is where we are having our Worlds Social event on Thursday
Virginia Farm
Big Bike RVA
Great bike trail along a portion of the TTT course

Another ride ending with a climb up Governor, just like the pros - only slower and with selfie stops


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