The last two days have been pretty intense. The rain really strings out the field and makes everyone stressed. Two days ago there was cow dung on the road and mixed with rain and the spray from the tires I think I actually ingested some. At least that’s what I think irritated my stomach a little bit. Stage 6 was the hardest day of the race. It was one of the harder days I’ve had in a while. By the last climb I just didn’t have much left in the tank so I came off the leaders and carried on alone for a while until a group caught me and I rode in with those guys. Everyone seemed to be in bad shape. We were a bit lucky with the weather as it only rained for about 30 minutes and we had sunshine at the finish. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen the sun shine here. But this is one place I would really like to come back to someday. It is truly quite beautiful, and I couldn’t help but notice all the good looking mountain bike trails on the side of the road.