Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"For Pfannenstiel, it is the first time he has raced in Iowa.
The former rugby player is in his first season of competitive cycling.
"It was a super fast race," said Pfannenstiel. "There was a lot of bumping, a lot of shoving from the get-go so you just tried to keep in a line and keep steady. I knew it was going to come to a sprint because no breakaways were sticking."
While rugby is an intense, physical sport, Pfannenstiel said cycling is even more so.
"Cycling is more intense. It's way more intense," Pfannenstiel. "You're pushing yourself a lot harder than you do in rugby.
"I really love (cycling). I love my team, Team Colavita/Parisi Coffee. My teammates are awesome. It's a great sport."