Today was the 100km XVII Trofeo Villa de Ciempozuelos in the south of Madrid. I went all out guns blazing, attacking in the race. After the climb I attacked and bridged the gap from the peloton to the breakaway group, but when I reached them there was no organisation and no-one wanted to work together.
At the next climb the peloton caught us, so I sat in until the final 4km, where I attacked and managed to make a gap, but the peloton chased me down in single file, and they caught me just before the sprint finish climb. I tried to go for the big bunch sprint on the hill finish, but after attacking, I didn’t have the legs.
My team mate Pablo was fighting for 4th position in the sprint when he hit a big pot hole, and dramatically his hand slipped off the handlebars, but luckily he managed to grab hold of the brake lever and save himself from a major crash. He finished in the top 20, so it didn’t work out to badly.
It was a good aggressive race, and I was thinking to win, although I finished in 74th place in the bunch sprint, 10 seconds behind the winner. My next race is in two weeks, so looking forward to the late season races in September.