In contention for a podium until a late mechanical dropped me to 6th.
Forgot to start the Garmin and lost the first 17miles of my ride. If it isn't on Strava it didn't happen right?
Dropped from the lead group on the first major climb but stayed within myself and rode with the second group on the road. Did my best to avoid taking unnecessary pulls as there were several teams in the chase group and the responsibility is on them to try and chase it back. Only had to put in one hard effort to chase back 2 riders trying to breakaway and bridge to the front group. Had a chance to podium until I dropped a chain right before a singletrack section a couple miles before the finish. Struggled to get the chain back on… brain wasn't working ????. Overall happy with my performance, knocked off 2+ minutes from my time earlier in the year on this course. Always sucks when you know you could have gotten a good result but bad luck determines otherwise.