Today was the first Individual Time Trial of the 2016 race. It can often be a dilemma as to how best to approach the stage. Whilst riders always want to do their best for themselves and their team, often a pragmatic approach to these short stages is wise.
As a sprinter Dan has suffered in the mountains these last few days. Tomorrow may offer the opportunity of a sprint finish for those that can get over the early lumps. Dan took the stage steady today, the objective being to get around safely and then use the rest of the day to recover for tomorrow's stage.
Dan finished the stage one place ahead of Mark Cavendish. He'd probably settle for a similar outcome tomorrow.
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.