This past weekend I was in La Paz, Argentina for the Pan American Championships. It’s not often we race so early in the season but with important Olympic points up for grabs the long trip was well worth it.
I’m very happy to start the 2012 season on the podium with a 3rd place result, finishing just behind teammate Brent McMahon and race winner Tyler Butterfield who broke away on the bike to setup his well earned victory.
I felt fit coming into this race. It’s a long season with many different trips and we had to decide how much emphasis we wanted to place on this one race. I was confident in my training leading up and felt like I could pull it off with little disruption to the overall plan. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the win but overall I’m happy with it. The focus is still the World Series races in April and May so need to keep that in perspective, but we’re off to a very good start!