Stage 16 provided a different kind of challenge - with a bunch sprint, and not only with the sprinters. The BORA - ARGON 18 climber Patrick Konrad managed to secure his highest placing at the race so far, finishing just outside the top ten in 12th position.
(c) BORA - ARGON 18
Several hours earlier Patrick has emerged smiling from the team hotel looking fresh and ready for the challenge ahead. Contrast this with the shot ot Patrick looking sweaty and covered in road grime at the end of the stage. All the riders will appreciate tomorrow's rest day even more after another gruelling stage.
We are following the fortunes of young cyclist Evie Field, in her first season racing as a junior for JRC-Interflon Race Team. In Part 1 Evie told us about the transition from club to national level racing. In Part 2 of her blog she gives us a peak inside the team training camp which took place in the cycling Mecca that is Girona.
New for 2023, we will be following the progress of Evie Field, a young female bike racer as she graduate from her club teamLiverpool Century, to make her debut season as a Junior withJRC-Interflon Race Team, racing at National level in the UK and on the Continent. In her first regular update she tells us about making the jump from racing as an individual for a club, to joining her first big team and joining their pre-season training camps.