This race seemed to come around really fast and it wasn’t really one I had been targeting but yet I was still keen to put on a strong showing wearing my new National Champions jersey at the first major event with the Cannondale Factory Racing team. Plenty of big names were racing due to the Cat. 1 status such as Olympic Champion JaroslavKulhavy, Manuel Fumic, Emil Lindgren and FabianGiger to name a few. The start was super fast and hard as expected and I managed to work my way up well from the 4th or 5th start row to be within the front group at the start of the first lap. From here the race started to spread apart and I was probably sitting in around 15th position at the end of the first lap. I was feeling great and over the next 4 laps I started to pick individual riders off in front of me finishing in 7th place only 1min 19secs behind the eventual winner JaroslavKulhavy with my team mate Manuel Fumic following him home in a close second place.

Straight after the race it was a quick trip to the airport to catch our flight to Italy for Team Camp in Finale Ligure where I will spend a few more days before heading on home. The weather is very cold compared to home but I’m in great company with my team mates and support staff, really happy to be with this amazing bunch of people!

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