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Jennings' diary from the Giro del Capo

Pezula Racing training in South Africa before the first major race of the season

Pezula Racing training in South Africa before the first major race of the season (Image credit: Cameron Jennings)

Cameron Jennings is back, writing his diary for Cyclingnews. After the DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed folded at the end of last year, Jennings scrambled to find a new team. Eventually, the Aussie hooked up with the Irish outfit Pezula Racing. He is now reporting from the Giro del Capo.

Hi all,

the racing season has started and our team is in full swing at the Giro del Capo. Here are the reports from the first two stages.

Stage 1: Wellington - Wellington

The Giro del Capo is under way with a 105-kilometre opening stage and it went ok for me and well for the team, with Ciaran Power getting into the front group. Was a quick start to the stage and was all together til on this straight stretch of road the wind started to blow and the race got torn into a number of groups. There was no turn left or right for the wind to come into play, just maybe coming down through a gap in the mountain? Who knows, but it did its job. Ciaran was there in the group and we chased and got close but...

After feeling a little dusty at the start I was feeling better towards the end of the race and the final climb. Only touch of bad luck for the team was a mechanical mishap going to Dave, with his rear derailleur getting damaged and he lost a fair chunk of time. He is in good knick, though and will be a force to reckon with on one of the stages.

To find out how the Aussie copes with the Irish accent, read the rest of the diary.

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