Just a spectacular day. Clear blue skies and hardly a breath of wind.
A lumpy few kilometres to start and then downhill and pancake flat for 160km.
Decided to skip
Joanna and I rode with Paul Kimmage (former pro) and William from Giant - a serious rider - and we figured it out. Unfortunately the entire field behind us rode 7km off road through mud and puddles, with Les Ferdinand ending up in a ditch attached to the bike.
Riding with pros is one of life's luxuries and privileges. Like skiing with a guide and following in his tracks, or having a pro caddy on a links course. Paul just keeps us together, and he and William set a great tempo up through
A couple of cafe stops, some road works, a loose plate, but we roll into
Hopefully tomorrow will be the 130km as advertised. 355km in the last two days on the bike - in Italian traffic - be glad to get to
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