Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Since the Tour of Algarve

The weather has improved here in the Algarve. The sun is out after what has been the wettest winter ever. It's still not baking hot, but just pleasant.

I got over the disappointment of the Tour of Algarve eventually. And had one race since then. This race was 1º Prova da Taça de Portugal G.P. José Zeferino in Povoa do Varzim. I was highly skeptical about my form having been relatively weak in training, however in the heat of the moment my body responded beautifully and I, together with a team mate controlled the entire race for 136km. Eventually we left the final climb and 10k to our fresh legged team mates to bring Cândido Barbosa nicely to the line and victory. I felt very good at all stages of the race and was just shy of passing the final climb, which means that even after all that work, controlling all those break aways I was ok.

That race was the remedy I needed to fix my head. Now I have an interesting calendar, which will take me to the Basque country and France in the next few weeks. I will be doing classic races which are very tough.

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