After Lüttich I purposely put my bike away and took some rest and relaxation. I have now been under the California sun since last week. We have done some tests at Specialized and optimized my time trial position on the new bike. I am really looking forward to the next time trial.
Peter's win on the first stage of the Tour of California was great for us. There is a terrific mood within the team. On the second stage I attacked after the group Felix was in was caught and found myself with 10 others in a 28km long Classic finale. The climb to the finish after 214km was an elimination ride, my legs were pretty heavy. I am satisfied with my fifth place, we'll see how it goes the next few days. I can relax and look day by day how my legs are, maybe I can still do something.
The organization gave us an extra motivation to go sat today. They warned of rattlesnakes on the road ;-) Until then, Maximilian.
Photo: Darrell Parks | Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2 | 13 Mai 2019