Flatting so late in the race, there’s no way I’m going to get back into the group. You change a wheel at that point, when it has kicked up, and all of a sudden you’re back past the cars.  It’s made worse because you have the helicopter there with the cameras on, so you’re not going to get any gimmes from the race officials. At those speeds, when the stage is coming to an end and you have a team like Garmin all working on the front, it’s near impossible to catch back up; not to mention with the altitude we were at, you have to control your efforts to avoid blowing up and ruining the next day.—Morgan Schmitt