Published: 28th February, 2012
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
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.
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