Saturday, 22 December 2012

22/12/2012

Hell Ride:
The bunch was silly big this morning, I stayed forwards to avoid drama and had a relatively good ride, but I'm told not everyone was on their best behaviour.

When we hit the hills, I got a little nervous given the three pros rolling in the bunch. The kick of Olivers/Hopes wasn't too bad, I made up a few places, but the false flat top had me on the tip of my saddle working hard to catch and hold a wheel. Someone, I don't know who, was hammering it 50m up the road and between them and I was just a single file line of riders making the pain face.

I hit the sprint early and gave the bunch a decent leadout, something to blow the cobwebs out of my legs and get a feel for what I would have to play with tomorrow. It felt good, hammering it out of the saddle, and had left me with confidence about racing.

Strava link.

D: 96.4km
A: 382m

PMPW: 94kg

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