I rode my first race after the Olympic games at the first stage of the Tour of Britain today. It was a fairly unspectacular race and in the finale we weren’t challenged, since we didn’t bring a sprinter. For me, it is the perfect stage race to get back into racing rhythm. And it also the start of the hot phase of Worlds preparation.
The mood here is fantastic again, by the way. The Brits have really become great fans in a real cycling country. It is a lot of fun to race here. I am looking forward to the next few days.