It takes the support of many different people for the riders of a team to make it successfully through a Grand Tour. Today we received the news that Patrick's BORA - ARGON 18 team mate Shane Archbold was forced to quit the Tour following a crash during the stage today. Despite fracturing his pelvis 'The Flying Mullet' continued until the end of the stage, not even finishing last man on the road.
Today Patrick was joined on the Tour by his girlfriend. She will accompany him each day now until the final stage in Paris. Good luck to Patrick and the rest of the guys - we hope they all stay out of trouble and get safely to the Champs Elysee.
We are following the fortunes of young racing cyclist Evie Field, in her first season as a junior for JRC-Interflon Race Team. In this month's edition of her blog she takes time to look back on the season so far, as training racing and high school exams all collide at the same time...
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.