2019 Emakumeen Bira – Stage 2

Races starting late are good and bad to equal measures. It’s good, because you have the whole morning to relax, there is no rush, no pressure. On the other hand, even short-ish stages, like today’s 110 km didn’t finish until half six. Add an another two-three hours of editing and an hour’s drive back to the hotel and the day ends around 11pm.

But the Basque country is still one of the most spectacular races on the calendar. Today’s stage took us through all sorts of wonderful mountains and valleys and the racing was excellent. There is even more climbing tomorrow, I can’t wait to see what Stage 3 has in store for us – and let’s hope we won’t be stuck behind the race convoy after the first climb, like today…

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