Tour of Poyang Lake 2014 - Stage 12Today we had the Mount Wuyishan One Day Classic. A 106km 10 lap circuit race. It was a good circuit with a bit for everyone. Big wide road leading into the start/finish line. Winding back straight with a few lumps and at one end we had a a paved car park do deal with which caused some issues with guys that had trouble getting around corners.
The race stayed together until after the first intermediate sprint. From then on a group of about 10 guys were up the road followed by a a chase group of about 12. We had Heksa and Jake up the road but with Jake still suffering from illness lost contact then with about 4 laps go Hekza came back as well.
The bunch then decided to start racing again with 3 laps to go. The Dutch guys drilled every lap through the technical car park and caused the bunch to split every time. Going into 2 laps to go Eddy joined another chase group. This one had 11 guys which all worked well together. Eddy's group caught the next group on the road with 1km to go. In a good show of form he finished 3rd in sprint from his group with ended up being about 13th.
All the other guys road well within themselves and finished in the bunch.
So that is it for the china racing for this trip. Next stop is Indonesia for the Tour of Khatulistiwa.
Again thank you to all our sponsors, Energy HR Duratech Security ,V Burger, KHT, Poyner Racing Systems. Our product Suppliers, Merida Bikes, Bolle Glasses, ranking Helmets and Bindi Nutrition.
Thank you to Sarah-Jeanne Fraser for making all this possible. Leah Flynn for jumping in a manager and doing a fantastic job.
Till next year!
Eddy's Garmin stats:
Time: 2hr 19mins
Average Speed: 44.5km/h
Maximum Speed: 63km/h
Total Ascent: 269m
Average HR: 147bpm
Maximum HR: 186bpm