From the massage table here in Australia, I’ve finally found time to write this first blog for the year…

Marc gets stuck into my quad!

We had it moving in the one and half laps to go before the finish at the pre-TDU Criterium!

We spoke in the team meeting about the ideal situation and it was just that.

We even said in the meeting that it won’t be as easy as we spoke about.

One of our team meetings - or maybe we're just eating muffins.

But in this lap and a half we had it moving fast and just like the plan, with breaking the record lap of the course.

I took over from Vicente about 200m before the finish taking the corner real fast, going across the street trying to ride from barrier to barrier helping to make it single file before giving Sibi the front:  end.

His job was to the corner which he did, then Jurgeon, Greg, then Andre was a motorbike…

Andre takes a great win. Photo:©Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images.

It was a great way to start the season!

Since then we had dinner then little celebration with drinks, off to bed. Nice rest.

Campag Electric - we like!

From then ’till now we’ve been riding without breakfast, two hours to the coffee shop for some muffins.

Autograph signing, Chinese lunch, family meetup.

We sign some autographs for the fans.

Then here on the massage table.

Not a bad rest day 🙂

More action tomorrow! – Stay tuned…

Adam