Saturday’s 74km road race bought some change to team tactics. The racing was hard and it didn’t take long for the field to split on the challenging course. Ruth attacked on the third climb and put us into a bit of trouble. Bel lost touch due to a puncture, whereas I lost touch due to poor form, finishing 8 minutes down in the third group.
While Ruth drove the pace in the lead breakaway, claiming all 4 QOM’s, Lou had managed to get in with the chase bunch, doing her best to bring back the group of six. They stayed away and our previous GC position was now replaced with Ruth in 4th, Lou in 6th. After protesting some dirty sprint action Ruth finished second to Grace Sulzberger in the day’s stage…impressive.
Results: Kowalski Tour, Stage 2, 74kms