October 24th & 25th

Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 1st and 2nd

Friday, May 30, 2008

Cow Country Classic - A True Montana Race

Cow Country Classic is fast approaching. While Tour of the Bitterroot has more attention and fanfare, I think every hardcore Montana racer would love to win Cow Country. It's long, hilly, and doesn't forgive riders who don't have the legs. After last weekends performance, I look towards GAS in being the favorites. Strong riding out of Brad Morgan and John Curry at Bitterroot should carry over to Cow Country. There should be an early breakaway, and the composition of that will decide the outcome of the race. Usually, that favorites don't start ramping up until after the halfway mark, but we saw last year that it might be possible to stay away. Matt Butterfield almost stole the show with and all day breakaway. Getting caught in the last 5 miles didn't hurt too much for Butterfield considering his teammate Ben Parsons took the victory. Look for experience and miles in the legs to win this race. Guys like Herzig, Josh T., and Curry. Riders who can sustain multiple attacks and can climb well.

On a side note Rolling Thunder is starting to come together. No major changes this year, just everything on a bigger scale. Increased prize list, more racing, and more spectators.

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