Today(28 June) is the first stage of the Volta a Portugal . It was about 38° at the start of the race and it stayed that way until the end ! The stage from S. M. da Feira to Braga was108.6 km long and consisted of rolling hills and only one 3rd category climb. The pace was fast from the start and halfway into the race the bunch was split into pieces ! I managed to stay at the front and 10 km from the finish there was a climb of 3kms and 8 guys got away. Then probably one of my hardest finishes of my life a 1 km cobbled climb of 14% followed by a 1km descent. I finished in 18th place and 1min 23 sec down from the break ! Legs did not feel good at all so happy with the performance . Hopefully all goes better tomorrow, I will keep you updated !
Results for the day: http://www.uvp-fpc.pt/ficheirossite/28072016165537.pdf