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GT Racing UK/ Scotland - 16th on stage. 13th on GC

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BY: Dave Henderson

Published: 28th February, 2012

GT Racing UK/ Scotland - 16th at Stage 2 ABR, 13th in GC


Up bright and early this morning for the first full stage. We are starting to get into a routine which is good as I think we will be running in auto pilot soon! I make the porridge, Paul the eggs while Gareth sorts the bottles. Then it's everything to the front door so when Paul arrives with the van it's a quick load while he parks in the narrow cobbled streets of Montoro. Then it's a 30-40 minute drive to Cordoba depending if we listen to tomtom. Up to the hosting hotel to get ready and to meet Keith, Matt Page's mechanic who is travelling to the feed/tech zones with Paul. Short spin to the starting arena for gridding. Then we're off. 


The neutralised section is mental, so much work to maintain your position! Then the flag goes down and we are straight into a long climb. Loose rocky steep sections, fast swooping singletrack, dusty fire road, some tarmac to really sap the energy and all under a baking sun (or at least baking for us Scots - the Spaniards are in winter kit!)


A tough but awesome day. We cross the line in 16th and later find out we are currently 13th in the overall. We still have a long way to go and are taking each day at a time.


For Full results see http://www.andaluciabikerace.com/


Dave and Gareth.


GT Racing UK www.gtbicycles.com

Scottish Cycling http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/scotland

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Elite riders Dave Henderson and Gareth Montgomerie race for Team GT and represent Scotland across the European race circuit.


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