GP Tetuán XL Trofeo Industriales

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I was back racing today at the historic Gran Premio Tetuan in the district of Tetuán, Madrid, a 92Km flat race on the traditional urban circuit of Bravo Murillo, going up to Plaza de Castilla and going down to the Glorieta de Cuatro Caminosin. The temperature was around 32 degrees, so not as hot as last week.

 

Throughout the race I marked the favourite rider, a Columbian who is a very good sprinter. He attacked and I went with him, but he eased off when he realised that it wasn’t working. Then, shortly after, one of my team mates, Ivan, attacked with some other riders, and they formed a breakaway group of around 10 riders. My team were in a bit of a dilemma as we wanted to attack to catch the breakaway group, but we didn’t want to attack our rider who was in the break.

 

Eventually, later in the race I decided to attack again, hoping that other riders would follow and form a group, but it was only the Columbian rider who chased me down. We had the possibility to work together, but then he attacked me, which was strange. So I had to chase him down, and I got back on his wheel, at which point he was completely spent, and then he beckoned me to go through and do some work. It was ridiculous, as I had used a lot of energy to chase him down when he attacked me, and now he wanted me to work! But I said to him “what are you doing?”. There was no way I was going to work for him now. It was a waste, as we could have worked together in the attack. So the peloton caught us again.

 

I attacked again just before the last lap of 4.5km, and I made a big gap from the peloton as I attempted to bridge the gap to the breakaway. But with the teams working to chase me down, it was not enough, and the peloton caught me with 100m to go to the finish line. In that last 1km my legs were totally gone.

 

We had a little confusion with the strategy in our team, and we were talking about it after the race, as we could have got some good results, but we’ll get it right in future, and we still got a top 15 finish. I finished in the peloton in 49th place, with a combined time of 37 seconds behind the winner.

 

It was great to get back to racing today after my short break, and I’m looking forward to my next race on Monday. Bring it on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GP Tetuan XL Trofeo Industriales

 

 

 

 

 

 

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