GP Tetuan 2016

Race 18 – GP Tetuan XXXIX Trofeo Industriales

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After the Velta Segovia 3 day stage last week, I was back racing today at the historic Gran Premio Tetuan in  Madrid, a 90Km flat race in temperatures of around 30 degrees. It was a good race for me to focus on getting my form back after the crash. My hand is still painful under pressure, and I am still riding with the bandage on, and likewise my shoulder is not yet fully healed, but I’m getting stronger all the time and my legs are feeling ok.


There were plenty of attacks from the start, but I decided to stay out of trouble and sit in the bunch and try to launch an attack towards the end of the race. But in the latter part of the race there was a decisive 20 rider breakaway which I missed, and I ended up contesting the following bunch sprint. My legs were feeling good, but the power just wasn’t there for the sprint, and I crossed the finish line in 25th place, just 24 seconds behind the winner.

My team mate Jose finished in 22nd position, at the same time, and my other team mate Pablo finished in 33rd position, 2.16 behind the leader. I was satisfied with my result and performance today, as it was my best possible performance as I rebuild my strength in the recovery process.


Now it’s an early night in bed, ready for my race tommorow afternoon, the Trofeo Arévalo in Avila.
















Foto: Alvaro Garcia/Pizzeria Espanola





Gran Premio Tetuan Madrid 2016




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