short version - 20 seconds away from catching lead rider with 2 laps to go, mechanical sets in along with a pretty bad asthma attack.
4th place when 1rst place was within a stones throw away.
longer version write up later in the week, for now i am happy that i have the front derailleur issue resolved - and also that the rear shifting is tons better with a new set of jagwire cables.
and - new pics up on flickr. Check It...