I had a little groan to myself when I saw the start time for stage one of the Lotto Thüringen Tour: 18:00. Late starts mean really late finishes by the time all the photos are edited and uploaded. (I’m writing this at 00:20, I’ve only just got back to my hotel) But by the time it got to midday I was glad of the late start, hoping for slightly cooler conditions as it was so hot in Thüringen today.
After Sunweb signed on Coryn was standing near the start/finish line chatting to one of her teammates about how she liked the finish up the cobbled climb. Turns out she REALLY liked it!
Bratwurst consumption for stage 1: A rather conservative, one!