Last last few days have been really mild but unfortunately the winds have been very story, too strong for me to cycle.The wind off course makes things more difficult unless it is constantly behind you pushing you on.
I read an interesting piece by the pro rider Micheal Barry who rides for Sky. I have written after being on the Tout of Qatar for a couple of days, a tour that is renowned for it bumpy roads and strong desert winds. I’d never really thought about how the winds affect a ride like that and have a big influence on the peloton.
He said that the race is always full of crashes and it always important to think about positioning. There is a constant battle among riders for the front because, if the peloton is split, it is really difficult to regroup when it is sliced into echelons unless there is a change in the wind.
I found it really interesting and thought I would share the link with you. http://www. michaelbarry.ca/
Hopefully these wind will ease soon and I Will be out on the bike again soon.