The thing I remember from last year’s race reports was the horrible conditions: strong winds and rain. We’ve had none of that yesterday, just a gentle Thursday, with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. It was so ‘easy’, that the pace of the peloton almost 15 minutes faster than the advertised times in the road book. This meant that I was speeding from one spot to another, with barely enough time to pull out the cameras and find a good spot.
As this was my first race of this season, it took me some time to get back into the grove of the post-race photo editing, all those reflexes needed to be refreshed. After a long day, I headed back to the Eurotunnel terminal and I was pleasantly surprised that the morning chaos (ie. a ten mile lorry queue) more or less disappeared and I had an easy way home. Next up is Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, stay tuned for Sean’s great photos.