Tonight was the crit stage, a 55-min hammerfest held on the streets of downtown Walla Walla. It's one of the more challenging courses consisting of a 1.1 mile lap with 8 corners. The constant accelerations out of each corner begin to add up over time. The streets were rough with several holes (some of which were on the corners) making it critical to choose a good line. It was a safe race tonight without any crashes and another good hard race for me. Legs felt pretty good during the crit, so hopefully they will be ready for tomorrow's big day.