We've been steadily working on our cyclists' tans over the last few days but today was a rather different affair. Although the stage had been modified due to the snow up on the mountain tops much of today's stage remained at altitude in a bitter wind with snow, ice and slush at the highest points of the north-facing trails. It was cold enough at times to freeze our bottles, as well as our feet.
We're now back at the hotel, nice and cosy with another great day's racing under our belts. It's days like this that make completing these events that much sweeter.