Blagnac to Rodez 181km – Flat
There are some days just worth waiting for ….and this was one of them.
2 category 3 climbs (you should all know what they are by now !) were all that stood between us completing a gentle stage after days of gruelling mountain challenges.
Most of the riders took the opportunity of using the day as a recovery ride,if you can class 181km as recovery.
Despite everyone’s thinking to ride gently the pace was steady throughout as we racked up kilometre after kilometre, overcast and warm meant riding conditions were perfect.
No major incidents today, landscape was flat and picturesque and all riders seems to get through the ride unscathed.
A couple of climbs towards the end didn’t deter the good spirits of everyone in the group, and I’ve had the pleasure of riding with Gavin for a few days now, an ex Durham Uni graduate, who is quite frankly the funniest guy I’ve met, you can hear him before you see him and his banter has keep the peloton amused throughout.
We rolled into a quaint French town Rodez and to a very ‘French ‘ hotel … tomorrow holds a bigger challenge, but a gentle day and rested legs tonight and I’m sure we will all give it go again in the mountains.