For the first time in the ZRL we are racing on the Makuri Island world. I love the design and the roads, but personally, I think it lacks elevation and I find it a little “boring” despite the beautiful design and colours. The course, Flatland Loop, was pretty flat, with only 100m elevation per 13km lap. The A and B races were two laps, whilst the C races had two laps. All races were going to be pretty fast and furious!
Team A had a good day, with new recruit Ramon posting the best effort finishing 16th overall and in contention with the first group for the final sprint. Awesome ride, well done. When you compete with the GCN presenters, you know you’re in great shape!
Team B had some good results with Jamie leading the way in the front pack but missing out on the sprint. It was a big bunch finish, with almost 30 riders sprinting for glory. Jamie took the 16th place in a very competitive field – well done ! Special mention also goes to Alec, who made the race with 1 minute spare having taken care of his daughter who was ill! Solid ride by Jody and Alistair who finished in the second pack. This B league is very competitive – I’m impressed how high the level is !
Team C had a fantastic race! Henrik showed great form in a course that suited his strength and finished in 6th place. Ride of the day! With Olivier and Casper also finishing in the top 20, and Romain and Nick rounding up the top 30, we scored quite a few points and it showed in the rankings finishing 5th overall as a team. Now we need to crack those FTS !
With team members from Switzerland, France, UK, Holland, USA and New Zealand, we are truly an international team – I’m so happy to be connecting people all around the world!