Axel Tour UCI 2.1

After some decent results in Isle of Man and Omloop 3 Provinces I was really excited to get stuck into my first UCI tour. This was Axel tour UCI 2.1. Overall distance 320.1km Stage 1 – 106km (day 1) Stage 2 – 12.2km (day 2) Stage 3 – 102km (day 2) Stage 4 – 99.9km (day 3) I managed to get a place through Cervelo Goodzo who looked after me all weekend. Jim Brown was also guesting for them so it was nice to have another English speaker as well. I arrived in Axel on Friday morning to do a recon of the TT (stage 2) and then get ready for the evening stage, the race started at 5 so we had a bit of time in the hotel to organise our things before going as a team to the start. The race started wi

Isle of Man Tour

Better late than never I guess... On the 4th, 5th and 6th of May we travelled over to the Isle of Man for the my first Junior tour. I felt good and had been resting a bit in the days leading up to it so was hopping for good form in the races. The days consisted of a prologue along the sea front around 1.5km then a 105km stage on the Saturday in Jurby followed by the final stage in Castle Town at only 95km. I started the weekend well with 5th place in the Prologue only 1 second behind the leader, I was satisfied with my legs and was ready for a hard stage on the Saturday. The stage on Saturday was at 8:45 meaning we had to wake up at 6:30am, this was fine but after an early start the day befo

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