I’ve covered plenty of stages of the Healthy Ageing/Energiewacht Tour where it’s been a calm, sunny day. On days like that, it’s hard for people to animate the race given the terrain. Today, was not one of those days… Strong winds and rain at sign on made for a very cold start to the day. Once the race headed out of town and onto the exposed, narrow roads the winds tore the peloton to pieces. At the first photo spot, I opened my car door and the wind almost took it off the hinges! I can’t remember wind like that since that crazy Gent-Wevelgem a few years ago that Floortje won, where riders were getting blown into ditches.
Tomorrow will be a very busy day: We’ve got a road race in the morning and a TTT in the afternoon!
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