Archive for June 16, 2008

Nature Valley Grand Prix Stage 6 Photos

Here is one last post from the Nature Valley Grand Prix with photos that I took of the last stage. It was killing me to have missed the timecut and not be able to do this epic criterium with the infamous Chilkoot Hill, but it was definitely some excellent racing that I got to watch.

Star of the day - Analise Toone

My daughter Analise was the only Toone that got a chance to race on Stage 6 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix – the stillwater criterium. She did great and I had to run to keep up with her. She won a medal for her efforts. Way to go Analise! In the background, note the complete team bikes in the pit for the Healthnet and Toyota United teams! The pro race started right after the finish of the kids race.

Jesse Moore

Jesse rode an incredible race finishing 3rd in the amateur competition and 18th overall. Way to go Jesse!

Rory Southerland and John Murphy having a chat before the start

Rory Southerland and John Murphy (Athens, GA) having a chat before the start

Dominque Rollin taking the sprint points on Lap 1

Dominque Rollin taking the sprint points on Lap 1

A video showing just how steep the climb is. I was positioned at the START of the steep part of the climb (> 20% gradient). Watch the Healthnet rider drop his chain and then get back onto the back of the pack. Amazing!

June 16, 2008 at 10:52 am 2 comments

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Long commute home 0 for 2 in kom attempts I think. Eagles nest looking back from vandiver towards cheaha ridge line (far distance), last 67 miles of the HOS500 Vandiver railroad tunnel, dunnavant side.

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  • @CoachTimHall @briantoone Well, it wasn't NBD :) hardest thing I've ever seen him finish. Last 70 were harder than all other 430. 1 week ago
  • Last - thanks so much for all the encouragement. It meant a ton to know y'all were cheering us on virtually!! #sogladyobedone #HOTS500 1 week ago
  • Here's his comment from Facebook about the last 70 miles. For the record, I was struggling to stay awake behind him. 1 week ago
  • Sorry to leave y'all hanging! @briantoone -rather, WE - finished the brutal effort this am at 3:48, so 31hrs and 48min in 1st place. 1 week ago
  • We've been finishing these last miles from Talladega forever, like 3.5hrs. Currently zig-zagging up a hill on Sicard Hollow. #almosthome 1 week ago

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