It was brought to my attention by Lisa that the determining factor for your speed of drinking hot liquids such as coffee/tea is the number of times you must reheat the beverage prior to finishing it. There you have it!
And I should expand/explain a little about my last post. To clarify my mechanical and personal problems in the break on Sunday, I had front derailleur problems at the start of the second climb and dropped my chain. After getting it fixed with the help of Mavic neutral support, I chased for the entire climb and regained contact in the last 500 meters. Maybe it was perfectly planned timing for me to rejoin then, but really it was just the way it happened. I was chasing pretty hard only 30 seconds down, they were only 200-300 meters in front of me, but it was a daunting task after working hard to get into the break and not being recovered yet. Thankfully there was a flat spot about 1km to the top, and it gave me the opportunity to get a little extra speed and close the gap with a little less effort. Once I was back in the group, I had the personal problem of not being able to eat/drink to stay fueled. It is more of an experience thing than personal problem, but I don't know how else to describe it! Anyway, I was fighting to find the opportunity to eat/drink with the rain gear, twisty/slippery roads, always up or down. It is just something I have to learn better how to prepare for. Those are my clarifications!
For a quick update, the synonym for Girona right now is RAIN. I think it has rained for at least a week now. The river in town fluctuates a lot. Yesterday it was way up on it's banks, but today it is down a little bit. The rest day was pretty good yesterday. I have to get out yet today, but I am hoping to catch a dry patch this afternoon. Wish me luck!