Well we finally got underway….Nearly 100 riders set off into damp and windy conditions.
The first 40km is relatively controlled and all riders The enjoyed the benefits of a gentle pace. After the first feed station things jotted up a little as groups formed and everyone was obliged to do their bit at the front … including me obviously ?
The ride itself was quite bland leaving Germany along the flats and eventually riding into Belgium which had a bit more picture postcard villages. The day was dominated by a stiff south westerly which took its tole by the end of the day.
A great ride nonetheless, and certainly an opportunity to find out whose who in the peloton ???.
Tomorrow ; longer and hillier !!