Honestly, I don't have much exciting to report about today's stage. It was hard as expected, and I gave a good effort. I tried to get into the breakaway, but I was one move too early. Sometimes you just have to get lucky! I'm not sure that being in the break would've changed the outcome, but it might have been a bit more exciting. In any case, I did my best to follow on the final climb, but again the accelerations near the top were my undoing. I had better rhythm on the climb today, but I didn't seem to have the top end sensations. I suppose it is natural 200km into a stage and after 3 hard days racing. Whatever the case, the stage was difficult, and I hope it will continue to build my fitness toward the future goals. Tomorrow's stage should be a sprint. We will ride out of the mountains with one climb in the middle, but otherwise a relatively flat stage. Thanks for coming back!