[Inside the HTV CUP] - Day 2: First Road Stage

by Javier Sardá - @jjavisp

Photo: HTV Thể Thao

Today, the stage was 199km long.

On the starting line, people were very nervous and eager to be in the first group ahead of the peloton. There were many attempts until a small group left at km 40.

Behind, Bikelife controlled the peloton and around the km 90 my team took command to reduce the distance with the group of escapees. At the km 127 we passed a small hill and caught the first group.

Then, the lack of control returned and there were more attempts to lead the race until another small group was formed, of which only one rider remained in the final part of the stage. At the end, he was able to win although we tried to chase him, however, today my sprinter teammate had bad luck again with a puncture 3km from the finish line. I myself finish 3rd and got some bonus seconds, you never know...