It’s been a little hectic today, running around like a blue arsed fly prior to the start, grabbing some coffees for the riders and checking final bits my end, before taking my seat in team car one, with Rouster (mechanic) and the legend that is Sid Barras – who is the DS for the week..
Its been probably the best day of my life today..I can’t even try to put into words what it has been like in that car! Watching a race on TV or on the sidelines is nothing compared to what it is like in the team car – travelling at break neck speeds, clipping wing mirrors with other team cars, shouting, swearing and getting suppliers to our riders. It’s an adventure that few get to sample, and to sample with the legend of Sid Barras was truly a wonderful moment! Sid and Rouster know their jobs and do them so damn well, it must be a massive boost for the riders knowing that have frontline support like this!
I managed to grab a couple of shots today. It was hard riding again today. the pace up the first climbs was just silly and didn’t need to pull that type of speed. A few riders went on the break, but when Hausller realised he was struggling to keep onto the break he just gave up – literally got off his bike and that was it. What a tit!
Todays winner Fraporti was at dinner with us tonight – a wonderful gent – who bought the waitress girls a massive bunch of flowers! I’m glad he won, Wiggins didn’t deserve it and to be honest you can understand why he is loosing support slightly.