Emakumeen Bira 2018 - Stage 4

And that’s Emakumeen Bira done for another year. Today’s stage was off the charts beautiful. The Urkiola Park is stunning, you really should visit, even if it’s not to see a bike race but just to soak up the views. As much as I enjoyed today, I’m pretty pleased it’s time to head home. Those late starts make for really late finishes with editing photos. I stopped in at McDonalds whilst my photos were uploading, it’s the closest I’ve got to a ‘proper dinner’ since the night before the race began! After a few home cooked meals it’s back on the road this Sunday for one of the best races of the year, Thüringen Rundfahrt.

Marit Raaijmakers relaxes in the minibus before Emakumeen Bira 2018 – Stage 4

Amalie Dideriksen on the descent to Elorrio

Taking the corner a little too fast

The leaders begin the Urkiola climb

Amanda Spratt leads on the Urkiola

Lone leader, Amanda Spratt disappears into the darkness of the tree lined roads

Amanda Spratt is still solo

The chase is on but the gap isn’t coming down quick enough

10km to go for Amanda Spratt 

Amanda Spratt gets her final time check

‘By the way, you’re wearing my jersey!’ (Fictional quote) 🙂 

 

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