Day 14: Went all out in the final stage and gave it everything. Bridged up to what became the winning break on the first climb but unfortunately when the attacks started to fly in the last 10km I just didn't have the legs to follow. Disappointed not to have contested for that win but satisfied I gave it my all. It was nice bonus to end the week on the podium with the combativity award for the last 3 days of breakaway riding too.
Despite sickness earlier in this tour it's been a good 2 weeks. It was a privilege to race with and for my awesome @teamtibco_siliconvalleybank teammates over the past fortnight.
After 10 race days, nearly 1100 race km, over 10000m of climbing and around 2300 TSS I'm coming away with a tray of Ardeche chestnuts, a whole heap of experience and hopefully some great form for worlds.
I'd like to say a big thank you to the staff - @edbeamon , @phoebeerikams, @djtorr505 and Xavier - for all your hard work and support.
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