Stage 16 ended in a sprint - but no regular sprinter's sprint. Amongst a sprinkling of out-and-out fastmen, also contesting the finale were a contrasting mix of puncheurs, rouleurs and climbers.
The 209KM stage in to Berne took its toll on all but the very best of the best and provided a thrilling finish. Dan's legs carried him safely to the finish, but the final climb of the day took away any thoughts of contesting the finish. He rolled home in a small group 7:23 down on the stage winner in position 163.
But does any of that really matter when you you can wear a casquette like an absolute boss. Chapeau Sir....Chapeau!
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.