Wow, what a vibe. Today’s prologue was tough but amazing with 700m elevation gain over 23 kilometers. The crowds lining the course were fantastic and we tried our hardest to rise to the occasion.Awesome singletrack and having the legendary Bart Brentjens steaming past me is what stands out in my mind.
At the sharp end of the field it was Christof Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy making a point and finishing a full minute ahead of the rest of the field in 55min. Paul and I finished in 141st position, in a time if 1:17, happy days.
Tomorrow see the race start in earnest, with 103km to cover and 2500m elevation gain to conquer, all on virgin Cape epic soil through the majestic Cederberg mountain range. Its going to be a tough day out there.