Great result for Caro. Good too see the youngsters coming through and the depth in the M21 field is pretty amazing given what it was like 5 years ago.
I think I may have to accept that Caro is now officially faster than me (although I recon she should have beaten me by more yesterday).
Its great to have such a strong M21 field (although many are still juniors). The battle of the bros (Grays v Reinbotts v Garbellinis) is always an entertaining one to watch.
My legs hurt quite a lot today.
You were strong up (and leading) up to 12, only 55 secs behind fastest splits, then over the next 3 controls, you lost 27, 18 and 17 secs to Caro. Same time in finish chute
I think Caro helped me out by taking some pretty rugged lines through the first 3/4. the last few controls were a bit more open running, and my legs were done by then.
Cheers. You are right, Caro was a bit rugged early on, and 7!! But she only lost 30 secs on it
I was impressed by the depth (and age profile) of the M21 field, too.
It was good to see that Lorenzo got a bit of time in the lead... at least until the young punks blew past on the long leg.
I enjoyed that every guy who put up their route on livelox went a different way. Which way did Lorenzo go?