Early season racing can always be a little sketchy in the pack. The Valley of the Sun road race couldn't have started off better for Jittery Joe's newest recruit Ben Kneller. He won the individual time trial by 5 seconds and held the leaders jersey. On a side note Sam Johnson was second in the TT. He was a Whitman College product and now rides for Hagens Berman Elite Team. Kneller hung on to a virtual tie after the road race. Going into the crit things were looking up. He had Neil Shirley, Cody (don't know last name), and Matt Shriver all as teammates. With 5 laps to go Ben was taken out, and ended up breaking his collar bone.