Tom’s teammate in the Cape epic is Tour de France legend Alex Stieda. In 1986 Stieda wore the Yellow Jersey, the climbers polka dot jersey, the multi-colored jersey, the red and white jerseys of the Tour de France. He was the first North American to lead the Tour de France. So he should be able to hang with Tom!


Tom Ritchey, Stephen Roche and Alex Stieda



Tom and Thomas Frischknecht



Alex Stieda, Tom Ritchey, Allistair and Rafiki (Team Rwanda)










Tom getting 14 stitches...but still going strong!