Stage 10: Into the Mountains
Due to technical difficulties I was unable to watch stage 10 today. Don’t laugh, but I could not find the remote to actually turn on the television. As it turns out, our five-year-old had placed the remote in a drawer for safe keeping, but she was away at day camp when I was searching.
I spoke with Rory right after the race, but he was not feeling super chatty. He said he was glad they had climbed a bit during the rest day ride as they went straight to the mountains today. His legs were not feeling too blocked after the rest day, so that is a good sign. Other than a puncture on the gravel section, Rory informed me that “nothing interesting” happened today. During the climbing stages his job is to stay with Dan and the climbers as long as possible and then take it as easy as possible in order to save energy for the coming days. He said everyone is expecting a few fireworks from GC leaders during these next three days of mountain stages.
The children speak to Rory in the morning as we drive to day camp. Our daughter has seen a bike race or two in her life, so her questions and comments are usually fairly normal, but this morning she asked, “Have you been lost yet?” Apparently she thinks Rory might take a wrong turn somewhere? Let’s hope he avoids that!