It's something pretty special. Tim rides his bike all the time, so really to me the bike part comes second to the human will. The Heart. That special something that it takes to get something like this done. I have no idea if Vegas runs odd on this race or not, but I would love to be able to put money down on Tim for the race. I would bet on him to win (but I would also hedge my bet by betting that he would show, I mean that's only smart gambling, if he wins, it's just stacking up the money at that point.)
Good luck Tim, keep the rubber side down, and win the damn thing.