The race finished last night with the 100km sixth stage from St-Germain du Puy to St-Amand Montrond. As usual there is not much information to go on. It finished in a bunch sprint… and Bronzini didn’t win!! Her team mate Eneritz Iturriaga did.
Vicki has apparently finished the tour in 14th overall. I don’t say that with any great confidence given how often I have been wrong this week but I doubt there will ever be any results beyond the top ten available so no one will be able to prove me wrong. Maybe I should claim she finished 11th.
It has been a reasonably successful tour for the Aussies. The team had at least 4 top ten finishes in the stages and three riders high in one or other of the classifications at some stage during the week. Rochelle Gilmore was second in both the points and general classification for the first three stages, Carlee Taylor was third in the youth classification after stage 5 (and at the finish I would think) and Vicki was second in the mountains classification after stages 1 and 3.
As you can see Vicki is now plugged back into the net so I will sign off. This should be my last entry on her blog this year. If you look at Vicki’s calendar you’ll see that she has a time trial next weekend and then the World Champs after that. (Assuming she is selected. I might be just a little biased but I think Vicki has done enough in Europe this year to make the team.) Both events have good web sites and are close to Vicki’s base in Castronno so she can blog for herself.
So it’s goodbye from me, thanking you for your patience and interest…