We've temporarily been moved from our condo by painters - drywall repair, ceiling and priming for new paint everywhere. It turns out there's nowhere to go in a one bedroom condo when the whole thing is being worked on. Nowhere, except the Best Western Ptarmigan Inn in Dillon, a perfect place to be for the bike race, since roads were closed around the area yesterday. Not bad views from the balcony, either.
There were concerts here Friday and Saturday nights and now Sunday church service.
Stage 5 started in Steamboat at 11:20am and ended in Breckinridge around 3:45pm. We left the motel at 11:15 and drove to Summit High School, parked there and rode our bikes the last 8 miles to Breck (all uphill). It was a lot more fun riding back to the car at the end of the day.
Things were still quiet around 1pm; Phil and Paul were just getting ready.
Then it got a little crazy as people were everywhere trying too get a good view.
Then the cyclists arrived.
Just missed Viviani, who won - then came Castaneda, Oss and Van Widen. Bart was on one side of the finish line and I was just before the finish on the other. At least I got Leipheimer in one picture.
An estimated 50,000 lined the roads in Summit County!