The ‘easy stage’ aye? Who said that?
A bit of house keeping to take care of. I believe there are one or two out there questioning the ‘tactics’ of some of the riders for leaving kit for others to carry. Some folk obviously don’t get sarcasm. You’re reading the wrong race commentary if that’s the case. They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, which means therefore, I likely don’t have a funny bone in my body. With the exception of my humerus that is.
Though I did cock up one sarcy post about a dropped tool bottle. It was Clare’s not Jaimi’s. So my bad.
The innocent, kindness of some of our riders actually picking up lost or dropped kit is technically outside help. Does it count if the dropee knows about it? I’ll leave that for you to decide. I’ll also leave you with #leavenotrace.
Deadpool’s own opinion. Rant over.
A quick note to those scratching. Can you all agree to do it about the same time as each other please. Makes my job a bit simpler. Ta.
Whilst we had some incredible shows of speed and strength up at the pointy end. We’re all currently rooting for Izzy Freshwater. To remain in GC, she has to reach CP2 before 8am tomorrow morning. To remind you, she was the rider who rode into CP1 WITH 20 mins to spare. So when the majority of riders had rested up and fed and shot off again at 8am for the start of Stage 2, she had to rest up, recompose herself, refuel then head off into stage 2. She should be safe with 11 hours to cover approx 100kms. C’mon Lizzy.
3rd rider in after an incredible ride on stage 1. Ollie had a bit of a harder time on stage 2. After battling with horrendous conditions, soaked to the bone he tried to warm up and dry off a bit huddled around his stove under a bridge to try and perk up. He made the call to rest up in Kirby which will cost him a swathe of time for stage 2, it means he’s still in the overall game.
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For some of our riders, today has been a kinda rest day. A day spent tinkering, chewing the fat with fellow riders, socialz, and of course catching up on sleep and their calorie deficit.
Will update when we know what riders have made the cut off and who didn’t. I’ll be in my pit so will likely be the morn.
A hunter being hunted! One of the crazies behind the lens! Forced to self isolate as our photographers are smelling as bad as our riders!
DP on a B