I have arrived safe and sound at Vuelta Pais Vasco, but am without a bike! My race bike was stolen this evening from the mechanic truck. Not sure of the story really, but I believe the two mechanics were talking, turned around and a bike was gone. That bike happened to be mine. Bummer. I believe there is a spare for me, but it definitely puts everything out of order because it reshuffles the whole order of spare bikes for guys, changing sizes a bit, measurements, etc. Basically just a huge headache. Ah well, it will all get sorted and things will be fine.
Tomorrow the race begins at 13:30ish for 152km with 4 or 5 categorized climbs. Pretty sure it will not be a big group coming to the line or even the base of the final climb. It will likely splinter over the course of the difficult stage before. Weather is ok I think, so that might be a bit of good luck. See ya.