In one of the last opportunities to get "on form" before the Giro next Saturday, members of Team Vitesse ventured out yesterday. Riding through the miasma of petroleum fumes, the riders filled their lungs with enriched oxygen. One particular stretch of road required no pedalling thanks to a 45 kilometer tail wind. The outbound average speed was close to 95 km/hr.
The return trip proved to be a bit more challenging. Riding straight into the teeth of the south wind, the average speed dropped to a paltry 52 km/hr even with the Prosperous Contented Obstruction Blocking. We can only imagine how slow the cyclists would have travelled without the use of that amazing aerodynamic product.
Johan was satisfied with the effort but wondered why it was so windy.