Sunday, May 17, 2015

Battling Baldy

No hiding my disappointment in my finish today but I'm trying to be positive about it. I fought hard, but my legs were already very tired at the start of Baldy. Perhaps if I wasn't coming unglued there I might have been able to find some extra fight, but I felt out of energy despite eating and drinking all day in anticipation of the hard finish. The consensus among the team is simply that I'm missing some racing kilometers, but that doesn't make it any easier to accept that I was so far back. I can't deny what happened though, so I'll accept it and hope my fitness will continue to improve from here. On a bright note, Riccardo and Haimar had good days and are both now top 10 in the overall. We really hoped to get one on the podium and/or the team gc, but we fell short. It's been a hard week of racing and we've fallen short of our goals, but it hasn't been for lack of trying. We have one more shot tomorrow to get Danny a stage win or hopefully at least the podium. It will be supremely difficult though as the battle for the overall win is very close. The intermediate and final sprints will be very hotly contested because Sagan is only 2 seconds off the overall win. I find it almost impossible that he won't win the overall, but it will be exciting to the finish. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Mike M said...

Keep battling Matthew! Better days are ahead.