Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 3
What a shit day!
The only sprint day and supposedly the flattest stage of the whole tour and still 2500m climbing and ended up in the dirt/mud with 6km to go. I wish I could say I pulled a miracle out of my rear end and got back up the front to sprint, but I didn’t/couldn’t. After being run off the road and sinking in the mud and only just holding it upright, I managed to pop back out on the tarmac in the cars out the back of the bunch. I gave chase and managed to reach the back of the bunch again, but that took every ounce of energy I had left and after that it was lights out.
I’m left with a feeling of anger, disappointment and regret at the fact that, that will probably be my last chance at a bunch sprint and a possible victory until my next race in Tour of Poland. It one of the most frustrating things when you know you have good form and have been doing so much hard work and sacrificing so many things to try and win races and then, in a split second, all hopes of that are gone. But as disheartening as it is, I’m not going to stop trying and I will be back more motivated then ever at my next race.
After looking at the next 4 stages I can tell you now there won’t be a lot of action from me. Ill be doing my best to help out the team and make it to the finish inside time cut each day. So until my next post, enjoy!
Sent from Leigh’s Blackberry.
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