LIttle backed up today. Yesterday was pretty great at the World Cup in Iowa City. The ride of the day , in my opinion, was by Stephen Hyde. That guy can ride a cross bike in tough conditions. I was on the off-camber downhill the first lap and he crashed and lost a ton of time.
Crashing on the first lap of a cross race can sometimes be nearly fatal for your results. But he kept picking guys off. With 2 laps to go, it looked like he was stalling out a bit, but then he refocused. And finished 10th, best American by a mile. And just a tad off 8th. Here is his ride in photos.