Lisa Cordova – Colorado Classic

Going to the Colorado Classic was like winning the Golden Ticket to the grandest bicycle race in the country. I was very positive about my ability to hit punchy climbs and was stoked for the opportunity to test myself against the best on a very technical course. As I warmed up, I was a bit shocked to find myself out of breath while barely turning the peddles over...UhOh.... we started the race and the altitude came on like a chokehold. Embarrassingly slow hitting the climbs, looked down, that Amy D sticker is staring up at me telling me- “ ok Tough girl what are you going to do about it” so I started using old positioning maneuvers to give myself better starts into the hills and just hung on, fell off with a group on lap 3 and we rotated ourselves until we barely made contact at the start of the village... move up, trying to keep the peddles turning...
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