TRANS-ALP: THE ROAD TO LAKE GARDA

Stage 7: Kaltern to Andalo

9th place for Alban and Dave

“Today, I just couldn’t get my legs to play along” US Legend Dave Wiens explained, “the last few stages, I have felt them get better each day, but today, well I think the strain of the last few days finally has caught up, and that tiny but important final 5% of performance simply wasn’t there” he continued visibly frustrated after the 74.5km long stage, which saw them taking in an massive 3,007 meters of climbing.

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The two Topeak Ergon athletes nevertheless achieved a respectable 9th place riding from Kaltern to Andalo, in the Trentino region of Italy.  The sharp rocks under-tyre, also played a role in the day’s outcome, cutting open the rear tyre of Dave’s bike and costing them two places.

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Tomorrow is a new day however, and the final stage to Riva del Garda is on the cards.  Whatever happens, it has been a great experience.

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