The field seemed to just toy with us though, keeping our gap inside 3 minutes and bringing it down when they wanted. Jan was in the break with me, and he was clearly strong today, so I was trying to help him out a bit. I don't know that I really did much honestly. About 12km from the finish there was a nice kicker, and as I suspected, some guys attacked and thankfully Jan was able to follow because I didn't. He gave it a really good effort, but the field was charging and caught them with 2km to go. A hard day's work done.
For any of the number guys out there, my SRM values at the end of the day were as follows:
280 watts with 0s (includes coasting)
312 watts without 0s (subtracts the coasting, only counts when I am pedaling)
Tomorrow is the final stage: a 25.8km time trial. I don't have any goals personally, but I have nothing to lose/save, so I will give it my best for the experience. For the team, we have Tiago to hopefully put together a good tt and win the overall. He is currently 12 seconds back, which is a totally realistic chance. Then we have Jesse and Andreas who can do a good tt as well, so maybe we could have a stage win, too. It would be sweet to have both! We'll see what we can do.