Day 2 done, sketchy morning and nasty afternoon…
It’s been a fairly long day here in the Pyrenees, so as you do I’ve just got back from my massage and quick trip to the supermarche for some supplies to get me through the evening. Love my lollies…
So it was up at 6h30 for a 9am start of Stage 2, 85km with rain and maybe 12dgr along with some sketchy little roads. I resumed my position at the back of the peloton, looking to stay out of trouble and upright. With a lumpy run into the finish I managed to hang onto to the back of the peloton dodging a few crashes as the race heated up. The legs felt better so I was happy with that and the heart rate was a little more under control after a days racing.
After a small transfer we arrived at the start of the stage 3 TT, in Loudenvielle Peyragudes deep in the Pyrenees. From here would attack the Col de Peyresourde on route to a Peyragudes Ski station. So not really my cup of tea, 16km TT with 11 of it up hill but it’s all engine building so you just take it in. Not sure how I got on, but not expecting anything more than near the bottom of the list for now.
Tomorrow is another day though with just rolling hills from Lavaur to Castres. So fingers crossed the temperature changes back to summer after a bitter day in the hills.
Back soon, dinner time for now.
Below, how the FDJ staff look after themselves between stages. Will leave the mechanic unnamed.