"All the bumps, we loved it last year," he said. "Every stand was full of people. On the parade lap, it was thrilling to see all the stands full. It's inspiring. And the track being physical and almost unbearable, as well, when it's hot, I like it. The more physical it is, the more fit you are, the better you do — and we train like a triathlete."
The street course won't be quite the same. It will still run down Pratt Street for the start and circle round past the Inner Harbor before making that elbow-like turn the drivers call a hairpin at the Science Center on Light Street.