There is a marker on Libby Hill that reads:" The curve of the James River and steep slope on this side are very much like the features of the River Thames in England, a royal village west of London called Richmond upon Thames.
William Byrd II, an important planter, merchant, politician and writer, was asked by the House of Burgesses to plan a town at the Falls of the James in the early 1730s.
As he had traveled several times to Richmond upon Thames, it is believed that the view led him to name this new town Richmond."
It's time for the race
From Richmond is Ben King. He lead the break away from the start of the race.
The crowd watches the race from the big screen
Main field entering the cobblestones
The Rock Stars of cycling fans! Everyone wanted to get their picture taken with them
If only these people knew he's not George
Close up and fast action at 15th and Dock Street
I have hundreds of photos but these are some of the highlights. This was a great day of cycling and I will remember this day for years