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Tom Zirbel: ‘Game On’ Today

Tom Zirbel (Jamis-Sutter Home)

Tom Zirbel (Jamis-Sutter Home)
(Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)

Wow, impressive display of power from Radioshack, et al. today in Stage 4 of the AToC. There really wasn’t a lag in the pace for the entire 130km of the stage. In fact, I had one of those “do as I say, not as I do” moments when I realized that I hadn’t eaten anything and we were on the big HC climb of Mt. Hamilton at km 85. I remember thinking what I would do if one of the athletes whom I coach told me that they hadn’t eaten anything 85 km into a road race in the middle of a grueling stage race. Dumb.