The few days back in Girona since GP Lugano have been nice ones. A little rest, a couple tune-up rides (Thanks to Jamie for the motor-pacing!) and its now back on the road for Paris-Nice. Its hard to leave Girona this time of year. Spring has fully sprung but its early enough in the game that my allergies have been kept in check. France on the other hand, is a big bag of “who knows what?” this time of year. We DO know the racing will be especially intense and hard fought as this is the first time in 2012 that the full Pro Tour peloton will be together in Europe. And we also KNOW that we are likely to be indoor camping at one of France’s finest Campanile hotels sometime in the next week. High life here we come!
Reflecting on last years Paris-Nice makes me cringe a bit, but I feel like I’m another year stronger, as well as wiser and am looking forward to getting it going with the team and some of my new team mates who I haven’t had the chance to race with yet.
more when I have it.