Well, Basque Country lived up to it's reputation again. There were plenty of difficult climbs, small roads, and some ugly weather. I'm happy to have survived it, and I feel pretty solid about my overall performance. I cannot say what would've happened had I not touched my pedal on the third stage, but I like to think I would've been a little more in the mix for that stage (obviously) and then for the whole race. Had I not lost time due to the crash, I might have had a little extra motivation to push more on stage 4 and 5 to stay as much in the GC hunt as possible, too. In any case, I feel happy with my general performance on the stages and in the final time trial. The time trial was my first of the season, in tough conditions, on a hard course, and with a new position. It is a good start for me, a nice indication that I am still on a good track, and motivation to keep going. My next races should be Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday in Belgium, then the three classics: Amstel Gold (Netherlands), Fleche Wallone (Belgium), and Liege Bastogne Liege (Belgium). I'll check in later.