As far as the race goes, I was taking zero risks today. I had a solid week of racing, and I want to reap the benefits of that, rather than crash and suffer for another week before my next race. As much as I want to practice my tt for the day when it really counts, today just wasn't my day. I was still feeling drained from yesterday, and I just didn't have the mental edge with the exhaustion, the rain, and last week's crash fresh in my mind. For the others, Max rode a great tt to finish 11th on the stage. Chris put together a solid tt as well and held onto 9th overall. On the whole, we're not leaving the race feeling great about the results, but the team effort was there. We rode as best we could, so that is all we could ask. One of these days we are going to hit the gold!
Tomorrow it is home to Girona where I am looking forward to some serious rest and recovery. I am excited for some sunny rides with a potential visit to donkey! I am also incredibly hyped to spend some much anticipated time sitting on my balcony having an afternoon coffee or sunset dinner with Lisa. We just got a new porch set (Lisa picked up and assembled while I was gone!), so I am ready to use it! And of course to go with the porch set, we might have a grillable meal or two! My next race is Castilla Leon, beginning next Friday. I hope with some proper recovery, the rewards of the hard racing at Catalunya and here will have me flying. Thanks for reading!