Last night was a 19 kilometre individual time trial. Not a great day for Vicki. I think some fatigue from the current block of racing is starting to creep in.
Had a bad TT. I’m very tired. The long sections in the wind were a lot longer than I thought. Good news is that Shara [Gillow] is now in third [on GC].
Vicki’s version of bad means 21st place on the stage (I wouldn’t mind being able to ride that badly) though I will admit that there are a number of riders ahead of her who she would usually beat. She slips one place to 7th on the General Classification.
Tonight the race finishes with 100 kilometers that includes four ascents of a 400 metre cobbled climb that maxes out at 23%. Ouch!! Vicki will be looking to make sure that Shara maintains her podium position, sacrificing herself as required. If all goes well she might even be able to hold onto her own top ten placing.