Ok so that was the second stage of giro de trentino. it was a super hard race with several heavy hitters present, like Nicole Cooke, Judith Ardnt, Fabiana Luperini(who won this race over 7x and been on the podium at least 11x). 106km...lots of climbing... very hot, and humid, we had very wierd weather for this race. Either way I was out of acqua for the last 20km! I was so dehydrated at the end my lips were stuck together! But I that was my best finish so far. I came in 13th, just 1 outside of the UCI points...yah its a bummer but man...felt like a win to me. I couldn't believe that I was in the top 15 with the best climbers ! Maybe there is still some hope for me, being that started in 2006 and its my first year in the euro scene. I learned a LOT that day...dig dig dig...deep! Those women are incredible!! I want to be like that!!