On Monday the 10th of July four team mates and I, along with our team manager, Peter Georgi, travelled to Ireland to race the Junior Tour of Ireland.
The Junior Tour of Ireland is a six day, six stage race. This year it was its 35th event. Former winners included Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard, so it was a prestigious event.
After a long day spent travelling we arrived at the race HQ Hotel in Ennis, where all teams were being accommodated.
Day 1 6.8km ITT
It was a fairly easy point to point rolling TT and as the first rider was off at 7pm we had all day to recce the course.
I headed down to the TT at about 7pm as my start time was 7:29pm. I warmed up on the rollers and then set off. I had a good ride. After looking at my data it shows I rode well and always had an increasing trend. The results came out and I had got 6th!! I was just 10 seconds behind the top rider and half a second behind team mate, Charlie Meredith. I had done far better than expected. No TT bikes or disc wheels were allowed so everyone had to use their standard road bike. Just shows what I can do when there is a level ‘playing field’.