Paris-Nice: Part 3
In the break of the day
Well, what a day! GreenEDGE gets its first win in Europe in the TTT at Tirreno Adriatico and in a bloody fine style might I say winning by 17sec over Garmin and Radioshack and putting Matty Goss in the leaders jersey ahead of tomorrows first road stage.
As for me here in Paris-Nice, I also had a big day out the front in the break away all day. Unfortunately it didn’t quite go as planned with Rabobank keeping us in check all day, but none the less was nice to get out there and give it a go and pick up a bonus sprint in the process. After we got caught it was up to Simon Gerrans to again have a crack but unfortunately he crashed with 6km to go and was then out of contention.
Tomorrow is set to be a long, hard and very hilly day and my bet is I could pay a price for today’s efforts.
For those interested in figures and data, today I averaged 280 watts (including zeros) for 4.5hrs/180km, 155bpm and used 4500k/cal.
Fingers crossed my body recovers well from today and I make it through tomorrow in one piece!
Stay tuned for more updates from here at Paris-Nice stage 5 tomorrow.