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  1. Blood blood blood

    I never told anyone about the final stage of Hellas, I spent it in the second following car chatting to our Greek Masseur Gregori. Hes a top guy and bought me a beer and a Souvlaki the night before to commiserate on my abandon. Since Davide was only a few seconds behind the leader on GC the team decided it was worth trying to do something even though there were no major climbs. The finish was slightly uphill and had lots of corners in the last few kilometres coming into the middle of Athens. The ...

    Updated 29-05-2012 at 09:56 AM by David Mclean

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  2. Abandoning the tour of Hellas, stages 3 & 4.

    The team leader is at the top, if he wants a bottle you get him a bottle, if his chain comes off you wait and bring him back to the front again, he gets the choice draft and first dibs, no worries, he won Liege and he's a nice guy.

    Next down the hierarchy come the other riders, as soon as the race is over we do as little as possible until the next stage, we are massaged and our bags are carried for us to our rooms. If we want food it is given to us, if we want water it is there. So ...
  3. UCI 2.2 Tour of Hellas, stage 1&2

    Stage one: Ancient Corinth to Leonidion 138k

    Something gelled on our team today, it was great to race as a single unit. We had someone in every move, the one I got into looked promising-ish until I went over a railway crossing and punctured my front tub, although to be fair only one other rider in our group of seven appeared to be committed. Roberto also punctured on the same crossing so it took a while for us both to change wheels; we got back into the peloton again without too ...

    Updated 26-05-2012 at 10:15 PM by David Mclean

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  4. Blog on tour!

    Coming up next week is the Tour of Hellas, it's 5 days of hilly road stages starting on Wednesday in ancient Corinth. Watch this space for reports -assuming I have internet access- otherwise observe Twitter or Facebook for much shorter reports.

    Oh, and Davide Rebellin is joining the squad and will be riding with us in Greece, I suspect I will be bottle fetcher from now on.

    My blog is on tour this week - I have written about Greece and Rebellin on the acclaimed Velo ...

    Updated 11-05-2012 at 10:15 PM by David Mclean

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  5. Quick Update + A Few Links.

    It's been a tough couple of weeks as anyone who read my last report (and the one before that) will tell you.

    Anyone with a powermeter that is frustrated by how much lower the numbers are than they should be just do the following:


    No power, no problem. Of course I can look at it afterwards but it's important to train on feel, and it's even more important to feel good. So far it has worked.
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    Updated 05-05-2012 at 09:33 PM by David Mclean

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