So the season has come to an end for many cyclist but not for me, still 2 months of racing left including two big stages races abroad.
The first of which is the Tour of Montenegro on the 11th – 18th September. Which some good training and racing leading up to it I’m heading over there with high hopes of being able to win the gc. The first stage being and individual mountain time trail that’s going to take around an hour, that should be the perfect start for me. With a three week build period started for this race including three British races, the first one of which was last Sunday. I went to this race on five hours sleep, not the best but not much I can do. The race started at the first 40 minutes I felt terrible, sat near the back trying to get my legs going. After this they started to come around and before I know it I was chasing the break of 4 with 3 other riders. Only one other contributing it took us around 10 miles to catch the break but eventually we did. After this I took a look at the 8 riders and picked what I deemed as my only threat in the race. With about 6 miles to go I attacked over a small climb splitting the break up into 2 groups. Again they chased me and it came back together, then again with around 2 miles to go I attacked again and one other rider jumped on my wheel, he gave me 1 turn then I attacked him for the last mile which gave me enough breathing space to hold on for the solo win.
This race done and dusted it’s on to the next one which is this weekend 1st of September. The last Nat A race on the British calendar and it’s 108 miles in bourne. I’m going into this with good legs and good hope that I can pull off a great result to carry me on to Montenegro.
After Montenegro comes the last race of the year which is the Tour of Tobago. Somewhat a luxury race being in the carribean, what a way to finish the season. Having done this race last year I now know what to expect and I myself know I can achieve a top 10 on gc, providing I don’t puncture again!
Updates will follow for all of these races on my social media which will be all linked below. On that I’d like to say a massive thanks to The Lewis Balyckyi Trust Fund for enabling me to compete in all these foreign races, getting my name out there for bigger teams. Something on the cards but no confirmation as yet for next year regarding teams. That will be announced as and when I know. Also a big thanks to my team for sorting me out with all the kit, bike and necessary items needed to complete the season! And again my coach for being my mechanic, coach and friend.
So with some form coming I hope to be able to pull off some more foreign wins to top the season off!
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