For all those not racing at the Tour of Washington County this weekend, try and get downtown D.C to watch the 3rd round of the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series on Sunday. The course looks to be very spectator friendly with 8 laps on the bike and a 6 lap run course all within the area between the Capitol and the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue. The swim is in the Potomac and then they quickly wind their way over to the bike and run courses. The pro men go at 9:00am, with the women quickly following at 11:00am. The early morning is filled with amateur races following a slightly different course.
The pro races should be hotly contested with an all-star field including the top four men from the Beijing Olympics and all women's podium finishers from the first two rounds of the series are on the start list.
For me it will be kinda cool as a) I have never actually watched a live triathlon race as I have always been competing, b) I have never seen a pro triathlon race and c) I have never seen a draft-legal triathlon race. Hopefully the rain will hold off and we can witness a good race. If you can't make it, it is on triathlon tv live.
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb
- Got to ride the trails at Marine Corp Base Quantico yesterday at the Quantico Epic....50 miles of awesomeness despite the muddy trails. Gradually feeling like I have recovered from the #bestbikegameever . . . . . . #marathonmtb #parvillacycles #alchemybicycles #IFB #quanticoepic #cycling #mtbracing
- Coffee Ride.....Full Tilt Boogie Style