Transalp - day 4
Guess what - another hard day. In the "video of the day" (shown at the end of the party each night) someone said in the interview: "last years race was a walk in the park compared to this year". Well, after all, this year is the longes mileage and the 2nd most climbing in 8 years of Transalp history.
The day started with a 1400 m climb over the ridge to the next valley. We slowly make our way towards the Dolomite Mountains. The last 200 vertical meters were another hike a bike section, but once you made it some sweet singletrail was waiting. Muddy, but mostly ridable.
Gravel down the last part of the mountain and some hilly riding through some little towns. Lots of kids along the road cheering on everybody flying by.
After 50 km we hit another 1400 m climb, the last 500 m are a mix of hike and ride. This moutain never wanted to end, and of course there were some fake ridges after which you had to climb only one more hill... The award for the hard work was sweet singletrail with amazing scenery. Too bad there isn`t too much time to look aroud.
We felt pretty strong today climbing a combined 3500 m, we passed a lot of people on the 2nd long climb. Todays position was 78 th in our category, we currenty are 90 th overall. There is a ton of good riders here... We keep riding steady, we see a lot of people with bruises and bandages - no need for that.
Alex (and Frank)