My flatmate and team pocket-rocket Yordan Andreev returned from Bulgaria in July with some extremely defined tan-lines and a national title! He had won the national road race and podiumed in a 2.2 stage race in Macedonia.
He was clearly on good form and in high spirits and I was hoping some of that might rub off on me – my morale was the lowest it’d been this year and performances weren’t anything to shout about…
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GP de Harol
The first outing for Yordan’s national stripes was the GP de Harol; Five laps of a rolling circuit featuring the “mur de Harol” – a 600m wall peaking at 20% gradient. And if that wasn’t enough to suffer through, it was 40 degrees.