That was pretty intense. Mother Nature hates Chicago. The race was structured like this. Here's the synopsis from the desk of Cuttin' Crew OG Mike Morell... --------------------------

mikeymo2.pngTour ’08 - Stage 2 results I seriously was expecting 20 maybe 30 people for this stage considering the conditions. If I wasn't organizing the damn thing I would've stayed home. But 50 riders started (and finished) the first leg. Congratulations to everyone for surviving with digits intact. And how about that dramatic finish on the inner drive? Jeffrey Perkins sprinting to catch and power by the orange jersey just yards before the line to wrap up first place. Nico retains the orange with three stages to go, but the race tightens. Remember, only the five highest stage scores count toward your final overall tally.

Here are the official results for Stage 2:

1st (also first fixed and messenger): Jeff "Rooster" Perkins

tied 2nd-5th (in no particular order): Avi Neurohr Ted Burger Andrew Nordyke Nico West

tied 6th-7th (in no particular order): Brean Adam Clark

tied 8th-13th (in no particular order): Austin Warner Andrew Yeoman Stanley Jon Gatto Ben Fietz Kevin Clark

tied 14th-25th (in no particular order): Evan Poncher Dan Cunningham Oren Miller Adam Herndon* Erik Herro Ivan Banning Kieran Aarons Nate K Mike Morell Al Urbanski Matt Lynch Bradley Gates

tied 26th-50th (in no particular order): Tyler Tazioli Carlo Fazioli Frank Chemotti Ryan R. Scott Sanderson Alexis Finch Leslie Chris Jensen Pip Potter Simon Q Nate Maier Rivaldo Laura Green Jon Skaggs Brynn Schwaba Brad Dehmlow Morgan Lee Brad Roback John Clark Molly Godlewski Edward Lynch Julia Asherman Jeremy Treister Neil McNamara Tom MacNeil

1st female: Laura Green

1st out of town: Frank Chemotti (Madison)


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