Race: Tour Colombia – Stage 2
Start/Finish: Paipa/Duitama, Colombia
Distance: 152.4 kilometers
Joonas Henttala (FIN)
At the start of today, I had to find my feeling for riding back in the bunch again after the off-season. I think this is true for everyone in the peloton. Mix that with the wind and a big breakaway group and it makes for a very nervous stage. By the last hour, I definitely felt more confident in my legs, my head, and my position in the bunch.
The final 20 kilometers were okay; it wasn’t until the last five kilometers that the pace really ramped up for the finish. We definitely missed Andrea out there today with it being a sprint finish, so we were limited on what impact we could have on the day.
On Thursday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team will continue to show what’s possible with diabetes on Stage 3 at the Tour Colombia with a 177.7-km race that starts in Paipa and finishes in Sogamoso.