Some stage races start with a prologue, it’s like a gentle introduction to a busy week or sometimes more of racing. Tour de l’Ardèche is not one of those races. We had two road road races! It was dark when I left the hotel this morning and it was long past dark again when I returned tonight. I didn’t sleep well last night, that definitely won’t be an issue tonight!
I love the Rally Cycling kit. Yes, it is very orange but it’s so clean and simple.
Kasia holds up a wall with one hand!
Long shadows on an early morning start along the Rhône
Alexis Ryan in the bunch
Esther van Veen leads the break
Steam billows from the power plant
Silvia Valsecchi tries to bridge to the break
The break of the day… sorry… I mean Stage!
Way to go Alexis!
It’s a hard life being a pro cyclist! 😉
So hot this afternoon in Saint Fortunat sur Eyrie
An early escape!
The break approach
Eider Merino leads the break
A Rally-way train
Stage winner and new race leader, Arlenis Sierra!