Honoring one of Hawaii's fabled cyclists, the Dick Evans Memorial is a 112-mile circle-island road race up, down, and around Oahu, Hawaii. If the distance is familiar, it should be: the Dick Evans is the historic precursor to the cycling distance chosen for the Ironman.
Conditions for the race were balmy and generally calm, save for periods of blustery trade winds, particularly near the end of the race.
The event began with a controlled-pace 29 mile transit from Hawaii Kai, through Honolulu, then out to Kunia Road in Waipahu, where the gun went off and open racing began. Competitors then charged through Central Oahu, down Pineapple Hill, around the North Shore, down the windward coast, in and out of the back roads of Olomana and Waimanalo, then around Makapuu Point for a sprint finish in Kalama Valley.
Triathlon Illustrated has produced a 13-minute video of this event that is now online. To watch the video simply click in the middle of the picture below.