Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day One - Dili to Laclubar

Day One, 111km and 1880m ascent from the capital Dili to Laclubar.

Riders will leave Dili with thousands cheering them on and ride around 65km of hot, arid coastline.  There will be strong headwinds which will make the flats a challenge.  Then in the heat of the day, the riders will turn inland from the coast at Manatuto and begin the gruelling climb up to Laclubar.

Nick had a huge ride today to complete in 5hrs 50min, with 17th place.
Considering Paul Van Der Ploeg, AJ, Ben Mather, Tinker Juarez, Chris Jongewaard and the like are riding - it is a mammoth effort!  He is feeling "a-ok" and ready to tackle tomorrow's stage 121.9km into Beacu.

Go Nick!

1 comment:

TR said...

Tap, tap, tap it out Nick.
Awesome first day.
Keep it up.