Stage 5 - Thursday, May 11: Piacenza - Cremona TTT, 38 km
Today was the rest day. We travelled last night from Belgium to Italy and arrived at our hotels just before midnight. A long day for sure.
We slept in and had a late breakfast. Then it was off on the time trial bikes to get ready for the team time trial tomorrow. Kinda of a weird rest day so early in the race, but it was a good opportunity to get a good look at the TTT course.
The course is fast and quite un-technical. It will be hard to get big gaps tomorrow because of the flat and fast nature of the course. The team is very motivated and so am I, so we will absolutely go as fast as we can!
Back in Girona, my wife Kristin's friend Sarah Tescher just arrived and they have been exploring MTB trails together. Kristin is getting ready for her first international competition this weekend, the Madrid MTB World Cup. I am excited for her as I hear it is a great event.
Time to get ready for tomorrow. There will be a special guest in the car so we will all be '7 times' more motivated...