Fast and furious crit in downtown Redlands in front of a big local crowd. Always fun. A 4-man break got away early in the race and was never caught even with the Toyota-United train rolling full speed to try and catch them. Team Type 1′s bad luck continued with Shawn Milne, part of the break, crashing on the last corner of the last lap and breaking his wrist. Sucks. His crash also took out Successful Living’s Curtis Gunn. BMC’s Jeff Louder won the sprint afead of Colavita’s Luis Araman as the last two members of the break.
The Toyota team started chasing with about 10 laps to go, and used up all their guys to try and get Ivan Dominguez into position, with Vogels yelling out instructions to his guys. Came close but didn’t work.
With no changes in GC, the last stage, the dreaded Sunset Loop should bring fireworks.