Let's not forget Chuckie V ! The guy has won here once and gone second...this type of course, with the challenging ride, suits the guy and his training has been on target since January.
Many overlooked his race at Coeur D'Alene. He was conservative on the bike, then moved through the field into 6th on the run before legs cramps took over.
One should also note his win at the 5430 Half a month ago here in Boulder. Ran "comfortably" to a 4:10 at altitude !
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