The course is a 9 mile loop and then you finish on a climb on Barloy Canyon Road. The race is more like a circuit race because you do 8 laps. There is one distinct climb with some rollers scattered around the course. The third time up the climb a few guys drilled it and I went with them. The move ended up being 10 guys with 3 rock racing guys, 3 Plowman Craven (UCI pro team from England) a Z team guy and 2 guys from southern California. We worked pretty well together and then the last 2 laps guys started attacking. The last time up the climb there was a split and I didn't make it:( I almost caught back on towards the top, but they drilled it again and I was off again. I ended up being with Z team, a rock racing, and a Plowman Craven. Since Rock guy and Plowman had guys up the road they didn't do any work. Me and Z team chased but we never caught. On the final climb to the finish I set tempo and Z team and Plowman started sprinting for the line, the rock guy didn't sprint and I rolled across the line in 9th. Was happy with the way I rode, I just wish I would have placed a little higher.