Tour of Elk Grove – Stage 1

August 1, 2008 at 10:27 pm 2 comments

This was a pro-only stage, so I didn’t race today. Still, I drove part of the way to Elk Grove and then biked the rest of the way so that I could watch a few of the pros and warm up the legs. I was very surprised by the roads (much better condition and much less traffic than I was expecting). This really is a beautiful part of Chicago. I was really surprised, beautiful roads and land out here just west of the Chicago O’Hare airport. Here’s a map of the route I took:

Biking in the western Chicago suburbs

Biking in the western Chicago suburbs

The pros were racing a 4.5 mile prologue time trial that overlapped with part of the circuit race course that I’ll be racing tomorrow. Fast and flat, the results showed a lot of people including Matt Winstead, within 20 seconds of the lead. Check out the results.

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Heading to Chicago! Tour of Elk Grove – 1/2 Stage Race

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  • 1. corriespondent  |  August 2, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Hey, Elk Grove is where I was born! :) I grew up in Schaumburg, though.

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  • 2. kartoone  |  August 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    That’s cool! I biked right through part of Schaumburg yesterday and then we drove through it today to take the scenic route and avoid the tollways on the way to the race.

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