The week started out great with a new stage. The circuit was a challenging 2.8 mile loop with a sharp climb up Baseline street each lap.. Imagine a roller coaster, the long steep climb to the top with a fast downhill and twisty turns to follow. Now go on the roller coaster over and over. The finish was at the top of the long steep hill and after fourteen laps, I patiently waited and trusted my teammates’ wheels to victory. The first NRC stage of 2014 was mine. Not only did I win the stage, I was in the yellow jersey.