Wow, what a great experience. 5 days in Boise Idaho being a Soigneur for a woman's Professional Cycling team during on of their biggest races to date..
From the thousands of dedicated spectators, to the thousands cheering from home using Tour Tracker, the Exergy Tour was by far the biggest and best event I have ever been a part of. The Exergy Tour is a tip notch international bike race, and did I mention ti's women's only? The organization, the volunteers, the officials, the whole Exergy staff and announcers (Dave Towle and Connie Carpenter). Everything about this racing event was outstanding!!! Yes, 3 exclamation marks, that is how amazing this was.
This is my favorite shot by Brian Black Hodes of VeloImages. The race and Idaho's famous crop: the potato.
Here are the NOW & Novartis for MS girls. What a great group of athletes!
The picture to the left is one dedicated fan, dressed like Nacho Libre and his 8-year old side kick. Addy is on the far right. (idahostatesman.com)
Beth won the most aggressive jersey on the first stage for on amazing break from the field! Which can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKNTqsoHzKs she goes so fast, if you blink, you might miss her!
Here is a picture of the girls riding the course a few days before the race. They wanted to get a feel of the land. The mountains were beautiful!