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6cm from victory

The Tour de Qinghai Lake consisted of 13 stages with 1 rest day. Set in the mountains, the weather was often very hot but could quickly change and become cold and rainy. It was also at high altitude which made it more difficult. My main aim was to finish the race, which i did. On stage 10 I managed to get in a break away which stayed away. Unfortunately I lost out on taking first place by 6cm, but I was very pleased with my 2nd place!

After China I had a week off and the rode the Ride London-Surrey Classic. This was 224km around a similar circuit to last years Olympics. I played a supporting role for Zak who got a good 6th place in the sprint. The event was well organised and supported and it was great to ride on home soil. I think this event will grow in size in the future and It would be great to see similar events organised all over Britain.

My next race is the World Ports Tour but my main target for the rest of year will be the Tour of Britian taking place in September.

So Close...

So Close...

by Paul