Today was the penultimate stage of the Honda Hybrid Tour, the Herald Sun Tour for ladybirds. It finished atop Arthurs Seat and, while initally I thought it would be better if we went up it 3 times like the men, I was quite happy to finish after one.
It went well. It went as well as we'd hoped, which doesn't often happen in racing.
I've really got to get this bike packed. I fly out tomorrow night after the final stage of the Honda Tour and in 3 days I'll be starting a 5 day MTB stage race. So I'll keep it brief. Today was a team win. My VIS teammates Kendelle Hodges, Chloe McConville and Katherine O'Shea worked their guts out to deliver me to the bottom of the climb in the front of the pack. I couldn't have done it without them. Or Supercoach.
Tomorrow I wear the leader's jersey and we have a tough race on our hands to keep it. If you want to come see the action, be at Lygon St, Carlton at 1.45pm on Sunday. It will come down to the wire.
An awesome shot from JXP Photography tells a better story than I can: