This will probably be one of the strongest fields, on some of the toughest courses I've raced in a while. To go in and say I will win would be crazy, to go in and say I'm going to lose would be even crazier, but what I will say is that I am going in to race for the win, or fight to help one of my strong teammates win. Just like any other race. If you think you're going to lose, you have already lost. We all train and race hard, and their guys just like everyone else. One thing I can tell you is that we will race aggressive which has been our team objective since day 1 this year. Results will surely come.
Also this year, since we have such a deep squad we are able to have a split squad. While I will be in New Mexico with 6 other teammates, 6 other guys will be in the Southeast US racing Speedweek. Most of them started this past weekend racing in Athens and Roswell. Luca was aggressive in what sounded like a hectic Athens in the pouring rain and it paid off as he formed the break of 6 that would go to the line. Keep an eye out all week long for results coming into the Kenda Pro Cycling p/b GearGrinder team.
Flight is tomorrow morning at 9. I hope to keep the blog updated as I am there. I believe we have internet access at the church camp we are staying at. More on that one later.