Walsh holds 7th at TS 13, looks toward Rockies

What a day for Bryce. He just hit TS 13 in Montezuma Creek, UT. Almost exactly 24 hours ago, he passed TS 8 in Williams AZ, 270 miles away.

But now, the race takes a change of the decidedly “uphill” variety. Today Bryce dropped almost 2500 feet in elevation, but by the time he reaches TS 14 in Cortez CO, he will have climbed 1740 feet in just 50 miles–and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This is, as they say, “where the going gets tough, and the tough get going.”

As one would expect, Bryce’s pace has dropped off a bit and I would imagine he’s resting in Montezuma in preparation for the big climb. He’s still well in 7th place; he lost a bit on the 6th rider, but is gaining a bit on the lead man. All in all, I’d say a very good day for Bryce.

Thanks for all your comments! They are being relayed directly to the crew chief and from there to Bryce. He’s lucky to have all of you to support him. Keep up the good work!

Here’s the updated map:

As always, email carter@pundo.com with questions, comments, or any changes to the race that you know about, that haven’t been captured here.

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