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Well now cabaleros, our race is run…

By St Peregrine Admin
After stage 5′s disappointing cancel, stage 6 was slightly amended but at least it went ahead. The original route was a 47km / 1650m climb TT and Darrell/I were due off at 10.05. What we got instead was an 11am mass start over a 51km/1350m course that climbed up to 1300m There was a last Read more »

Well, here’s a new one. Stage cancelled. In the bin goes 2800m and 80km

By St Peregrine Admin
Reason – police refuse to allow the start due to snow on road above 500m. First climb of the day (on tar) goes up to 1000m or so and it seems the locals have been flipping cars on it all morning… Plus the visibility is down to about 20 feet Disappointing to say the least… Read more »

Wednesday – stage 4

By St Peregrine Admin
Today we had a hilltop start and finish. And eeish, it was cold! With wind chill – well below zero – and me wearing pretty much every bit of cycle gear that I had brought to sunny springtime Spain. So, what we didn’t need was a 1km descent (freezing) followed by an immediate 500m 20% Read more »

Tuesday – stage 3

By St Peregrine Admin
Race moved today from Cordoba to a smaller town in the heart of olive growing country. Lots of things one can say about olives but two I’d mention here are they grow on steep slopes and they love chalky soil – which is slippery when wet. The stage went well and on the whole felt Read more »

Monday – stage 2

By St Peregrine Admin
Weather…about the same as Sunday, perhaps a degree warmer Another manic neutral start. Funny actually how the locals ride anywhere to get to the front before the director’s car turns off…roundabouts are not for riding around, why not shoot over the top of them? Anyhoo, today was as tough 70km as I’ve had on a Read more »
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