Tour of Britain – Stage 1: Grim
Today we started the 2013 Tour of Britain and I am absolutely stoked to be here racing. This has been the goal right from the beginning of the season and I am thrilled to have been selected and to finally be here doing it. If you don’t have a proper mountain bike, you can opt for the best mountain bike under 1000$ which would help you to be a part of this race.
Unfortunately my final week of preparation didn’t really follow the script. I picked up a stomach bug mid-week and it really knocked me around. I recovered quickly thankfully but it’s taking a little while for my energy levels (and stomach) to feel normal. I can only hope that I get better and better as the tour progresses!
Stage 1 began in the peaceful Scottish town of Peebles and wound it’s way around 210km of rolling country to finish up at Drumlanrig Castle. The weather was grim from the word go and a steady headwind around most of the course ensured that we were out there for as long as possible!
This was one of the stages that I had hoped to target as there was a good chance of a bunch kick but unfortunately my body wasn’t playing the game today. I lost contact on a small climb with about ten km to go and any hope of rejoining the group was quickly dashed by a puncture.
Stoked for my Node4 teammate Jimmy Williamson who got up in the finish to slide into the top ten. Fellow kiwis Shane Archbold and Aaron Gate also did an awesome job today with Shane finishing 7th and Gatey taking the lead in the sprint jersey.
186km around the Lake District tomorrow with some challenging climbs and similar weather to today. I’ll be heading to bed tonight hoping to wake up feeling more normal!
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