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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
I am a professional cyclist for Drapac Pro Cycling. An Australian registered Pro Continental team. My hometown is Dunedin in New Zealand. I also study business and event management. Racing my bike around the globe aiming to get to the highest level in the sport.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Stage 1 Update

Today was the first road stage to Lumsden. My plan was to stay out of trouble and in the bunch. At the start of the stage my positioning was about mid bunch and I was keen to move up, so I did and then attacked over the top to join a couple of others up the road. I though it would be a good idea to be out front and get a sprint prime. I won the one at 10km and also won two later on. After the prime win I found myself in a small group of nine out front and we quickly built up a lead. I had some wicked bad stomach cramps from I suspect my morning muesli. 50km later I recovered by had not been eating so started to cramp up. It was not good. I quickly had a couple of leppins and came good until 115km I had a bad calf clamp and sat up from the front group. I had a good 20mins to recover and stretch and eat before being caught by the peloton. Soon after the whole bunch split up and I was toast and in the third group on the road. The finish couldn't come soon enough as I was completely spent. Totals for today: I won three sprint primes and ended up third in sprint ace. A good day all around. Tune in to Cue T.v at 930 today on Freeveiw or Sky channel 110 to see me in action. I am in the blue top Olphert Contracting.

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