Megtekintve 849 alkalommal, letöltve 16 alkalommal
közel Earls Cove, British Columbia (Canada)
Today's sea level start from the Earls Cove Ferry terminal gave the climbers a chance to make an early impact on the race before traversing the upper elevations of the Sunshine Coast. Over the years this has proven to be a stage where moves are made and the race can often shift in a new direction towards a rider who has been playing their cards close.
The riders with experience have been keeping something in the tank to get over this midweek hump and to start attacking those who burnt a little too bright in the early stages. Energy management is a critical part of stage racing and the inexperienced often pay with a stage or two when their bodies automatically go into preservation mode. It's the pro's at the front of the race who know the knife's edge most intimately and their calculations get sharper every year. Many things can go wrong and knowing how to handle adversity is the mark of experience and a lesson you are forced to confront during seven days of mountain biking some of British Columbia's finest singletrack.