I woke up at 4am for the 6am start of the breck 100, the race kicked off under clear skies with a temp in the 40’s. The first climb up Breckenridge ski area and then up to some beautiful alpine single track was a nice kick in the teeth to get you going, I wasn’t felling great to start but I knew that this would pass and settled into my pace Evan Plews had put about a minute into me on this first climb but I was confident I could catch him on the long decent down to Copper Mountain.
I did catch up about halfway down and we rode together until about halfway back on the peaks trail when Evan was having some problems in a very technical section knowing there was more teck to come, I decided to attack and pulled away.
After the first loop I had put a gap of about 2 minutes into Evan so I continued to push hard and lost site of him little did I know Evan took a wrong turn and ended up loosing ten minutes I didn’t find this out until after the race. Continuing to push hard on the second loop I was felling good and finished the second loop with a 15 minute lead. Evan is a very strong rider so I didn’t want to take any chances and pushed as hard as I could all the way through the 3rd loop.
Taking the win for the forth year in a row was kind of a surprise but with bike racing you never really know how your going to feel or what is going to happen anyone can be beat on any given day.