The u-turn point for men at around 54km is a very scenic place with lot of grass around to sit and relax before starting the ride back to complete the final climbing CS of the tour.
The competitive section is a 4.7km climb which gains about 330m in elevation. It is the final climbing CS of the tour. Although very short, it could be offering the final advantage to the climbers. Since the entire route is quite rolling and the CS starts at around 75km into the 100km ride, saving the legs through the first 3 quarters of the ride is going to be critical.
Being a short climb it is going to be a go broke from the start kind of climb. This CS could still see a few changes to the GC.
Bjorn Suetens is a 42 year old Flemish – Belgian who lives in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK. He is a professional bike fitter and runs a bike fit out fit called CyclePrecision. He landed in Bangalore yesterday and rode with a couple of us this morning. He is a pretty strong rider and obviously being a professional bike fitter could immediately see that I’m riding with an inordinately wide handle bars and was quick to point out how it could effect my shoulders on the long rides. I would have to pay to get a full bike fit done by him but it is pretty obvious that he is good at what he does.
|Bjorn Suetens in an MTB race.. Pic from his FB profile.|
He has been riding a bike as far back as he could remember but has been training seriously for the last 3-4 years and has been participating predominantly single day and multi-stage MTB races in UK. His current coach is Dan Henchy from PBScience who is also associated with our very own Srinath Rajam and his team MadRascals from Chennai. He is pretty keen to see how the competitive sections go for him and is looking forward to riding in the beautiful Nilgiris. All the best Bjorn.
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TFN – 2012 – Day One In Preview.
TFN – 2012 – Day Two In Preview.
TFN – 2012 – Day Three In Preview.