The advantage of being ranked 174 of 179 is that you're 6th man off in the individual time trial. Dan was able to get in early, get the job done and get back to the hotel for the all important rest he needs to get through the next 2 monster mountain stages.
Dan joked after the that gat it felt odd to be warming up on the roller s only to ensure he went fast enough to make the time cut, rather than to be competitive for the stage. In any case, his work is done for today and time now to prepare for tomorrow.
Racing during a pandemic has proved to be a very strange time for cycling. The 2020 season was affected in ways unseen since the two world wars. Shane Stokes looks at the prospects for the current year, which once again sees Covid-19 having a negative effect on the sporting calendar.