Once again, I would first like to thank God for keeping everyone safe yesterday in what was an incredible race. Then I would like to thank Sean Burke for comping Iggy's race. Without people like that helping us, we would have not been able to race these last two days. Now for the race report:
WOW! so many riders and spectators. From grandparents to parents to kids and even kids in strollers. It was awesome. There must have been at least 200 riders in the pro field. Our good friends from Jelly Belly, Successful Living, Rock Racing and many other teams, and lots of friends. Since this is Iggy's blog I will mainly speak of how he did and what I saw. Boy, I am so proud of my son. Iggy was in the front a lot working and chasing. Just remember he's only 18 years of age and is out there with the BIG Boys, and doing very well. It was a fast race. The end came down to the wire where Jelly Belly had their train going and Iggy right behind them. Rhasahn Bahati and Justin Williams on Iggy's wheel. Iggy started the lead out for Justin and then jumped back in. Justin took the win. Our good friend Brad Huff got 2nd. A few others in between and Little Iggy finished 10th. He made a big impact on a lot of people after Saturday's race while being right in the mix of things till a broken chain took him out. I think what people were saying is that what mental toughness he has to stick it out during the snow and the rain. Then coming out yesterday and being in front a lot during the race. Steve Hegg said to me "what is your son doing up in front"? I then replied, "Getting you to notice him." Steve then replied, "You can't help but notice him." What a compliment coming from our good friend Steve Hegg, 1984 Gold Olympic winner. So many people are starting to notice little Iggy and it makes me very proud. What makes me even prouder is that people not only notice his riding skills, but also a well mannered and nice kid. That goes along ways just ask Neil Shirley. You can be competitive, but if everyone likes you because you are nice, you can go a lot further in the cycling world, and in life period. Thanks everyone for being so kind to us. It makes me proud to know you and to be treated with respect. I have always taught Iggy to be respectful and kind to everyone because it will take him far. Thanks for reading this if you do. Kids are awesome. God bless you for checking Iggy's blog and cheering us on. Randall, it was great seeing you there. Love you all.
Thank you Kevin Davenport for your photos! Check out more of Kevin's photos aqui.
Here is a photo from Randall Hollis:
Look at Iggy leading the huge pack!