Firstly, I must apologise to everyone for not coming here and posting my potentially massive, and exultant, race report for the Tour of Bright. It was a busy and long weekend, not just with the race but with the travelling there and back, which has now merged with a week of work and rushed preparations for a travel venture.
Bright and Mt Hotham? It was joyful, it was eye openning, it was hard, it was painful, it was overwhelming and it was extremelly rewarding. I went there hoping to make it to the top of the mountain and I went there dreaming of finishing in the top ten.
Stage 1 - Tawonga Gap : 5th
Stage 3 - Mt Hotham Climb: 9th
And... I did just that.
GC Result: 8th (+9 min 20 sec)
A big thank you to everyone who pushed me all the way to the top of this mountain.
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