Stage 1 road race proved a less beastly version then last years version. The climbs peaked 30 km before the finish allowing a bunch gallop to the line. Unfortunately I cramped and missed the final selection but the other boys animated the finish with repeated attacks.

Each attach was met by a closing effort by helpers for the leaders jersey. Eventually fossa had a go at the sprint finishing a credible 10th.

Tomorrows stage will be a more attacking affair with no real time gaps opening up today. Hopefully I’ll be able to be of assistance.