Jellly Belly p/b Kenda recovered well on Stage 2 to take the KOM, 2nd and 3rd on the day and Team GC.
Stage 1 was marked by extreme winds and rain, crashes, flats, and a struggle for Race Officials to communicate to teams what was happening.
That sort of setback is only fuel to the Jelly Belly fire, though, and on Stage 2 Will Routley took the KOM and finished 3rd, one place behind Mike Friedman.
Here at FOCUS USA, we're wishing the squad the best of luck for another 8 difficult stages.
There are also 3 members of Jelly p/b Kenda contesting Silver City, New Mexico's notoriously difficult Tour of the Gila this weekend, so stay tuned.