Tour of Missouri passes on Hermann this year. A bit disappointed yes, but I can't say I am surprised being that Hermann was pass through the first year and start city the next. I think it's good to see the tour move around the state.
This week is a much needed rest week after three good solid weeks of training. I'm pleased with my decision to have cycle-smart coach Alec work with me on my plan. I would say the biggest difference from what I've done in the past to this plan is I'm working a bit harder aerobically this time in the year, adding high cadence drills, on bike strength drills and working on the core.