Monday 27th April
What a weekend for the Self Isolation tour with 8 riders completing various solo stages. But first things first, I need to award the coveted Purple Combative jersey (I know the one everyone talks about!) and for stage 2 it rightly goes to Karim for his alleged force 10 ride (check the weather forecast next time)!
Now to stage 3 which as we know is a virtual team trial and such was Team Indurain leader’s motivational pep talk that 4 of his domestiques, despite talks about teddy bear picnics, went out and buried themselves in his service. Great rides but will they be enough?
Team Hinault joint leader Dave delivered a stupendous time and one suspects he has the team to back him up if only I can receive a cash payment! Media Matt is riding into form and certainly set a great cracking time for Team Merckx, a team after TTbargate we know likes to push the boundaries of the rules! (the commissaire is watching you!)
Finally, please find below a correction on where the 3 KOM Strava segments for stage 3 are:
- Beckingham Road Climb (2% 0.53 miles) about 10.6 miles into the ride.
- Braxted Drag (2% 0.59 miles) and approximately 25.2 miles into the ride.
- N Hill Climb (5% 0.95 miles) and it’s the sting at the end of tail at approximately 36.2 miles into the ride.
Stage 3 Team Trial results to date
|Team Merckx||Time||Team Indurain||Time||Team Hinault||Time|
|Greame (L)||Stuart (L)||Steve (JL)|
|Media Matt||02:03:31||Diesel Dave||02:04:47|
|Avg Time||02:03:31||Avg Time||02:07:30||Avg Time||01:52:32|
KoM / QoM Stage 3 results to date
|S3 -1st||S3 – 2nd||S3 – 3rd||S3 Total|