Light was a little hot (bright sun), which washed-out some shots and made harsh shadows. But bright light also provided high-tone opportunities like this and sparkles. This shot of the DC Velo guy is a favorite. This year's Rock Racing jersey looks like something that calls for EMT gloves and occlusive bandages. Kelly's Jeff Brandon was awesome (placing first in 1/2/3 ... Kelly also grabbed 3rd and 4th). Something strikes me about this candid, wholesome, appealing.
Things that seemed to work best: Shot almost all race pictures manual focus (Canon 5D autofocus is slow for sports); varied ISO from 400-800, aiming to keep at F5.6-8.0, shutter speed 1/800-1/1250; work to keep low, on ground if possible (to capture cyclists' faces).
Skills to work on: Manual focusing, background management (tossed a number of otherwise good shots because junk behind racers), and hydration. I may bring a second body with wide angle; results were comprised when shooting in tight corner (turn 3) with longer lens (70-200 mm).