Discovery Team cyclist Tom Danielson, who is recovering from an intestinal illness, plans to race the Mount Evans Hillclimb this weekend in Colorado. The race begins at 7000 feet above sea level and climbs for 28 miles to the top of the highest paved road in the United States at over 14,000 feet. Danielson is the current course record holder on the climb which he accomplished in 2004 while riding for the Italian Fassa Bortolo team.
Danielson will be up against 6-time winner of the event, Scott Moninger of the BMC cycling team as well as climbing specialist, Drew Miller and other top professionals.
For more info about the Bob Cook Memorial Mount Evans Hillclimb, visit bicyclerace.com. Mount Evans is one of three Colorado "fourteeners" I've been to the summit of. I'd like to do it by bike some day.
Hat tip to Pete in Colorado for this news.