Given today’s stages was a short (ish) team time trial for a brief minute I thought it was going to be a short easy day…how foolish i was.
A course recce didn’t leave us wowed, at least not from photo opportunities but there were a few options that could work.
22 teams…maybe 2 or 3 pictures each…be all done in a few hours…no need for podium pictures as we won’t make it back in time.
With plan A and B set we take a wonder through the team buses looking for some riders who might have ventured out early.
The cut of time drawing close we dash back to the car to head out on the course prior to the riders…it didn’t take very long for plans A and B to get thrown in the bin.
2mins late and security wouldn’t let us on the course and they didn’t really seem open to negotiation so plan C it was…dump the car and run around like crazy shooting Team as they waited and on the start ramp.
500 pictures later it was more like an individual time trial and a marathon editing effort to keyword and generally sort out.
Still it’s always fun being in the heart of the action
Totals so far
Riders 420.5 KM
Car 1717.17 KM
Bike 89.7 km