13 days to go to lift off!
Communication is all important in every aspect of life and of all the events I have entered in my sporting life, none has been so incredibly pro active as the Tour of Cambridgeshire. I have received regular email updates since entering and with the TT on June 4th and the Granfondo the day after I have already had my TT start time sent to me...10:34:20.
I'm a bit fascinated about the :20 bit...does this mean the starts are at 20 sec intervals? Also my class is 70+ and with the first start at 10:30...can I assume there are quite a few in my class?? hope so.
So...these are the first 2 races I’ll be doing in Europe this year. Both are qualifiers for the World Championships in Perth in September and both are longer than I usually race..TT slightly longer, Granfondo considerably!
I hope to do well in the TT and will be happy to finish the Granfondo without having to resort to getting a lift back to the start/finish in the sag wagon!
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Monday, 9 May 2016
With just over 3 weeks before I fly out, this is my itinerary:
01/6 Paris then drive to UK
04/6 TT at Tour of Cambridgeshire
05/6 129km Granfondo ..same place not too much climbing but probably windy.
06/6 Wiltshire visiting rels then oop north to Cumbria and a boarding school reunion
13/6 2 days in Austria, then Italy
19/6 Sportful GranFondo..Feltre 122km/2,560m
20/6 Dolomiti. Altitude/mountain climbing training Pordoi circuit, Passo Rolle, Pellegrini, Fedaia
10/7 Bellagio to see the Madonna del Ghisello climb and museum
11/7 Trento and the Charly Gaul Granfondo. 57km/2000m
18/7 Treviso and flat land TT training
23/7 Feltre and more of the same + the Palio
09/8 Hartberg and 8 races
20/8 Sankt Johann
22/8 fly out hopefully fitter and leaner than when I flew in!
01/9 World TT
04/9 World GF
06/9 back home
at various times I am joined by my sister, my son and a friend and her partner. I have raced for so many years in Austria that the regulars, from USA, Russia, Germany, UK and Slovenia, are in essence family.