Problem is, I take more than 3 times the number of pictures on the criterium stage than on any of the other stages.
So, I'm breaking Stage 4 down into two posts.
Before the pros hit the road, they held several amateur crit races. for cat 1 on down. The best ones were the kids races. You watch these kids race around the course, and you have to wonder if you're looking at a future Tour de France champion.
slight downhill + sharp left + a bunch of little kids going all out = CRASH!
The 11-12 year-olds were the serious ones. They were out to perform.
the look on his face says it all.
Watching these kids, I don't worry about the future of our sport.
Tomorrow, the PRO's