Stage 2 – Tour de France completed.
What an amazing day. The 27km time trial course is a beautiful ride along very fast flat roads that flow from downtown Brussels through the business district and past the EU Headquarters, down stunning tree laiden boulevards and past ponds in the magical parklands. Brussels will be truly showcased to the world for all it’s beauty. While the pros will clock amazingly high speeds more often than not above the normal posted speed limit, for myself and our GTP Team it was a day of recovery/rest, just leisurely ride enjoying the wonderful sights and a number of magical moments. Our team mate Allen, from Mississippi USA, was cheered on by his beautiful family so we stopped for a nice chat and family pix. Allen leaves us today to continue his holiday. It was an absolute pleasure riding with you Al.
But the day belongs to the mighty Team Jumbo Visma and @mike_teunissen . What a race, what a victory, huge congratulations team absolutely brilliant.
Unfortunately there were a number of crashes as I predicted and I sincerely hope everyone is ok with no serious injuries.
Stage 3 tomorrow is a hilly 215km from Binche to Épernay.