Keep building Rome. You've made huge progress already, you've laid a great base for NAOC domination. Win the Middle and the Long at NAOC and you'll be really set for WOC 2017.
That being said, it is a rough disappointment, but you're tougher than one piece of disappointing news. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next in your story.
Allow me to be more blunt.
Thats a load of bollocks.
Just bring the apocalypse to the NAOC.
Drop mike, walk away.
Two/three starts at next years WOC, don't waste your time or money with the TT. Take it out of the selectors hands
Word. Thanks Ross and Colm.
My focus now is set on the Classic Champs and NAOC. It's time to get in good shape!
Indeed, tough. Sometimes failure opens doors to better performances than had previously been possible. You're a mature enough athlete to take this and excel from it.
Get in good shape, but don't forget your head - your head is what took you out of the running, not your body (though it would have been nice to know why you couldn't tap your higher gears in the sprint, that doesn't compare to a 20-min error). You've got this, and I'm rooting for you to unleash the apocalypse, as Colm says.
I'm still planning on getting out to WOC and running the spectator races while cheering on Team USA.
But this summer is now about getting in shape and vindication.
You've clearly been training as hard or harder than anybody, and doing it right - just keep up the good work. You'll definitely be one of our stars at NAOC. And would be great if you can make it to Sweden!
Hope to se you in Sweden. Impressed by your improvement over all. Tough to lose it at the team trials but there will be more chances.
Thanks guys. It looks like I'll be making it there. It's going to be one to remember.
If you need a place to stay (for free) and help with a car I´ll be there. This will be about 50-60km South of Strömstad, but I´ll spend most of my time (while not sleeping) up there anyway. Contact me if that sounds interesting.
I'm currently looking at all of my options for the time before and during. Although that is a very attractive option. I might take you up on that, Leif.