This kid. Right here. He’s from Arizona. A lot of us here at DC have known him for years. And, yes, we are all up in his business. This photo is from the 2010 Tour de Romandie. Yeah, that’s a Green Jersey on my man right there! (You know you’re baller when you’ve got a wiki page.)
Chad Beyer (BMC) was one of the day’s main protagonists, working into the day’s main, four-man breakaway to successfully defend his points jersey, a distinction he earned while on the attack on Wednesday.
Beyer was keen to grab more points and helped force the day’s main move. Following out were Alan Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) and Denis Van Winden (Rabobank) and the quartet quickly built up a four-minute lead halfway through the circuit course.
Chad is currently doing this little things called the Giro. In today’s State 16, a utterly grim looking uphill time trial, he lost 05:12 to Alberto Contador. Contador, by the way, pretty much owns the race at this point. Beyer finished 155th. Green jersey photo above from Romandie, and then not exactly lighting the world on fire in a short, uphill, time trial in this year’s Giro. About what I would expect to see. Full results from State 16 here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/giro-ditalia-his/stage-16/results.
Remember the goal:
It’s my first Grand Tour so my number one goal is to finish.
I’d say he’s made it though the worst of it. Full list of the stages here. He is well on his way a finish in Milan.
How ’bout them apples?by