|Vail is so quaint!|
|The expo area|
|Can you believe this t-shirt cost $40?|
|I rang the cow bell all day! It never got old.|
|Baby Paige liked the cowbell too!|
|Bob knew what was up!|
|The first rider nervously awaited his start|
|Paul Sherwin was a celebrity! People wanted pictures and autographs.|
|Phil and Paul did their race commentary near the start|
After the first 10 riders were off, we decided to make our way up the course. I tried to get some action shots, but it was a tough task. The riders flew by and were gone in a flash.
|I did manage to catch a photo of this guy coming around the corner|
It was obvious who the contenders were.The top guys had a team car following them and the really top guys had a motorcycle with a cameraman hanging off the back as well. I am not sure what the poor saps without a team car were supposed to do if they flatted. Walk to the top of Vail pass with their bike slung over their shoulder? What a bummer that would be.
About 2 miles from the start house was the team staging area. This is where the team RV's were and where the riders did their warm up.
|The BMC staging area|
|Look! It's George!|
It is hard to believe that bike racing at this level has been absent from Colorado for so many years. I hope this is the start of new tradition for bike racing in our great state.