|Paul and Clay|
|Phil and Clay|
|Linda and Paul|
We watch Phil and Paul tape their pre-race interview. No, they didn't get it right the first time.
Saturday morning we go up Rabbit Ears Pass and find a spot before the summit. In a professional bike race, there are many, many vehicles that are in front of the riders. You know the riders are getting close when the helicopter is overhead.
|Race Leader Levi and peleton on Rabbit Ears Pass.|
We were somewhat surprised at how the peleton had split before the top of the pass which was only about 10 miles into the day. Anyway the major stars were easy to pick out.
After everyone had passed and the road opened again, we went back toward Steamboat and took a back route toward Breckinridge for the finish. I was worried about road closures and us being a little late but also knew of a good place to watch.
The Triple Bypass ride also comes over Swan Mountain and crosses the road to Breckenridge at a signal light near a school. My hunch was that we could come through Frisco, park in the school parking lot and walk to the intersection. That's exactly what we did.
|Andy Schleck first through corner on the way to Breckenridge.|
Unlike riders on the TBP, these guys were NOT looking for a rest stop. They were flying to the finish in Breck only a few miles away.
|Levi is also "on the rivet".|
|This guy overshot the corner and unclipped in case he lost traction.|
|Cadel (front) and George (4th) will soon catch up.|