Georgia Gould (#2) contemplates the smackdown she is about to lay down on the field.
The women's field gets rolling with the foothills looming.
'Cross in the shadow of the Flatirons.
Tim Johnson keeps an eye on Ryan Trebon and Todd Wells early in the race.
Trebon bounds through sand like a gazelle.
Jeremy Powers powers through the sandpit.
Jesse Anthony has yellow shoes.
Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Nat Ross gets hung up in the sand.
Taylor Phinney, Boulder's prodigal son, suffers in the sand in soon-to-be-defunct Garmin kit.
Barry Wicks lets it fly on the grass.
Tim Johnson out for blood in Boulder
Todd Wells sucks it up for the bell lap.
Vaughters and Johnson scheming post race...
Note: I didn't hear what they were actually discussing, it just looks like they're scheming.