Day 4 at Tour de l'Ardèche 2018

It’s all pretty beautiful around here but today was especially so it was like the North York Moors on steroids with little sections of tall woodland trees thrown in to add some variety. With that terrain came some short (by Tour de l’Ardeche standards) but very steep climbs!

Also super happy for Kasia taking the win. After so many nearlys it’s great to see her on the top step of the podium.

The Rally team debating if dimples aid aerodynamic performance

CANYON//SRAM Racing team are relaxed before the start – Special thanks to them for being my taxi to and from stage starts and finishes for the last few days!

Even the climb to sign on was brutal!

Acting all casual as riders arrive at the start line

Early attacks going for those precious rush points

Kseniya Dobrynina in an early attack earning her the combativity prize

The climbs just keep on coming

Back where we started in Grandrieu after a lot of climbing

Spain control the gap to the break

Here comes the break

Spain are still all over it

The peloton approach through Mende

Katie Hall, Kasia Niewiadoma and Sara Poidevin keep each other close

Kasia Niewiadoma and her reflection chase back after a DOUBLE puncture!

The final climb is fast approaching!

Ruth Winder sets the pace on the final climb…

… whilst Kasia Niewiadoma bides her time

Time to enjoy the final metres

Just hanging around on the podium

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