Last Friday Serghei Tvetcov confirmed his form by taking the team’s 31st win of the season at the Chrono Kristin Armstrong. The 24km ITT starts at Glenns Ferry then travels out-and-back along the Oregon Trail, where historically horse and oxen teams hauled goods to and from the so-called “new frontier” (I’m sure Shoshone traders had alternative names for the territory).
Regardless, it was Serghei who was hauling it to the turn around point, where he was tied with Rally’s Brendan McNulty for the lead. On the way back, Serghei smoked the primarily downhill return to the finish, taking 6 sec from his rival in the 40 degree heat. Yeah it was hot. Racers could smell the wooden electrical poles broiling under the grill-like sky.
At the end of the hotly contested day, Serghei celebrated winning his 4th ITT of the season by striding onto the top step in his new Romanian ITT Champ skinsuit by Biemme. His attention now turns to preparing for the Tour of Utah, which begins on August 12th.