The Virgin flight delay in the morning was an obvious pain, but I wasn't too stressed about it. In fact I would have been quite happy to save my energy for the Middle race. It was a great day in Tassie after the fog cleared.
Got off to a pretty good start but took two fall very early, before #6 on the wet ground and took it pretty easy on the paved areas after that. The Inov-8's just had not grip at all.
Missed the best route choice to #7 but worked out quickly where the control was. Also missed the same route to 17. Otherwise it was a really fun sprint race but I felt l had trouble getting up to max speed because of the complex navigation.
4th was a bit of a surprise, my best non-bush sprint result ever I think. But annoying to still be beaten by the juniors.