Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Romandie Team Time Trial

I'm not sure the best way to "restart" my season, but an all-out effort like a team time trial is not the first method I'd normally choose. Nonetheless that's what I was dealt here in Romandie and I can positively say that I survived. I will admit I was more than a little nervous going in. During the warm-up I felt quite bad and that my body was tired. Plus, I haven't raced in almost 3 months and despite training hard, it is difficult to replicate the race efforts at home. Anyway, long story short, I was one of the remaining 6 on our team who finished together. I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the tiring effort and hope I can continue the positive progression tomorrow. The stage looks to be quite difficult with 4 category 2 climbs on tap, the last of which tops out only 17km from the finish. I wouldn't expect a big GC shake-up, but the peloton will be drastically reduced. I will do my best to hang in there! Come back to see how it went.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are back in the saddle. Feel strong and ride well.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that your return to racing is going smoothly so far! Good luck over there. Keep the posts coming.