Wow , its over on what had to be the strangest of days ( weather wise).
Stage 7 started off in 30c heat and as per usual a 400m climb. We the hit lots of single track and rooty knarly forest which was superb until the heavens opened. We rode through heavy rain and hailstones as big a peppermints which made the forests rather muddy slippy and horrid.
The last 20k went up ( as usual ) but we headed up into a large storm that enveloped you in lightening and thunder (the whole time we where on the climb ) it took an age to get off the mountain and it was terrifying , lightning either side if you as you went up and deep thunder that you could feel deep in you core .
On the final downhill I fell off 4 times as the tracks and grass where so slippy ( sometimes its best to just not use your brakes) no damage done we just wanted to get this stage done.
On the run into the finish we unfurled the union jack and rode over the finish line to get our medals and get interviewed, an awesome day , an awesome week. We didn’t come last neither so a rather big bonus that.
We are going back for more next year and this time we will have a bigger team.
Bring on trans germany 2009
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