Wow. Nothing like a cold race in thick mist to make you realise summer is finally done.
TCS Blue Pencil Columbia had a big presence at the race with 5 Elite men and one Elite lady embracing winter….Also one lonely Vet for the VA racing group.
The Elites held up well and had a couple of moves in the breaks. In the end it ended up with a bunch sprint with Ian our best placed rider, all crossing the line at 02:43.
As for the Vets group, the hammer dropped from the gun with 2 guys disappearing in the mist. The bunch of about 30 thinned over the 114km in the effort to chase the leading 2 down.
All to no avail as the 2 escapees pulled it off with TCS finishing safely in the bunch and getting in a 7th position for the day.
This is the one we have been aiming for! We have a very strong men’s and ladies team contesting for the overall win!