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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Andalucía Bike Race chronicles – Chapter 3

Hi all

Just a quick post from Ruth and me tonight.  It's been a long day today, we had a pre-6am start to have breakfast and move venues to Priego de Cordoba for today's stage.  For a second day running we were in the saddle for nearly 6hrs although the road sections came as a welcome relief and gave us chance to spin our legs. 

After the stage we moved onto Jaen which will be are venue for the next few days.  We've just managed to finish cleaning bikes and sorting our kit, 15hrs after we started out this am.  So much for R&R between stages.

These aren't supposed to need cleaning

The good news is that provisional results suggest we've moved up to 8th from 10th position overnight.  We're pretty close to 9th but have put further time into the teams behind that.

Spare bike Andalucia style

Tomorrow was due to be the biggest day with 3000m of climbing in less than 70km but a foot of snow on the mountain tops has resulted in a change of course and 500m less climbing.  We feel rather conned after all that recent snow-riding practise in the UK!

Today's stats:
70km distance, 2200m climbing


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