Sunday, March 11, 2012
2012 Mountains to Beach stage 9 - Day 4
Day 4 should have been the day with the biggest influence on GC as it was going to be the longest race stage with 2 significant climbs. The race got shortened down to 50km with further distance being taken off as the race progressed due to rivers swelling and flooded roads. With only 1 climb left in the race at about 5km from the finish it was a battle to the top. I managed to get their first and with Andy catching me as I had a lay down in a river crossing it was 100%+ to the finish line. Andy rolled across the line first however, I finished 40 seconds ahead of Dylan securing a 30 seconds buffer leading into the last day. I was so busted during this race I couldn't stay with the boys on an easy cruise back into town!