So from one great race(trophee d'or) to another(Plouay WC). Trophee D'Or was a pretty good race for myself and the team. I made a couple of breaks(on diff days), put the hurt on some girls and managed a top 10 result. As for the day to day racing - I'm not great at writing about - check out my teammate, Meredith Miller's blog, she has great race write-ups.
So from Saint Amand Montrond, we headed southwest to Plouay, well actually, Hennebont. We will be here for only a couple of days, just the world cup on Saturday, then it's back in the car to spend the night in Paris before flying to Italy. When we packed up in the car and the van, we were sweating, wishing for cooler weather and we got it here in Hennebont, plus rain....but hey, it FEELS GOOD.
The drive here was about 6hrs and we made a lunch stop at a grocery store(they call em Inter Marche) and had a French picnic in the car parking lot. Back in the car/van for another 1 1/2hr and here we are, our Etape(think Super 8) for 3 days. After getting to our rooms, unpacking, it was time for a quick bike ride - I was thinking - Bay of Biscay!!!!! Why not.... never been there, gotta be pretty, right? Well, not so much(see pictures below) but it was nice to spin the legs out.
Today we rode the course and I wish I could've taken pictures of all of the RV's there - I was thinking Talledega at one point, it was so cool!!! They are all there to see us right?! Well, there is a men's race as well.....yeah, they are all there for us;) Who wants my autograph??? Alright time for a massage, then we are headed to dinner.
The team: Vero, Meredith, Sam, Megan, Amanda and myself
Staff: Angela - DS, Chris - mechanic, John - swanny
Race info: http://www.podiumcafe.com/2012/8/23/3263964/gp-de-plouay-bretagne-2012-cdm
Listening: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Reading: all the comments regarding Lance Armstrong
Eating: chocolate cereal - only in France...
Watching: the US Pro Challenge when we have fast enough internet but mostly nothing.