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Billy Cornelius HP Women's Challenge diary
Billy Cornelius is an employee of HP, working at the company's Boise, Idaho printer plant. At the 2002 HP Women's Challenge he has volunteered for the job of working as a gopher for the Italian-based Itera team.
Highs, lows and the routine
Stage 7 - June 21: Twin Falls to Buhl, 84.5 miles, ~1500 feet of climbing
Its getting to be a routine now:
Of course there is a lot of time between steps to sit and wait. That's when I take pictures.
Today's high point: Itera member Sylvia Valsecchi made it to the top ten! She went with a small group who attacked at only 23 miles into the race. This group was no threat to the top of the GC, so the peloton was content to let them go. They fought to keep their lead till the end.
The tiny town of Buhl Idaho was the site for today's finish. It is a favorite of many cyclists because it is an easer day and it always ends in a trout feed - Buhl is considered the trout capital of the world.
Low point: Itera team member Vera Carrara had to withdraw today due to injuries she sustained in the crash on stage 6. She was sad a first but her spirits lifted on the long drive to Boise for Saturday's criterium.