After getting up at an all too early time of 06.30 on a Saturday we got our bicycles ready and set off the 5Km north from home to the start which is at Chalet a Gobet.
Video Diary: Arrival at Chalet a Gobet
Here is Marcus's late arriving Condor Bicycle. Now it's running just fine I am really pleased with it. For this race I've changed the 81 gram Solid Carbon Fibre seat for a 125g thinly padded Selle Italia seat. This was not primarily for comfort but because the Padded seat has conventional rails to which the bicycle tool pouch can be attached.
Here is Agata's fantastic Ribble bike. We had previously tried to order a new bike from Ribble but they told us they don't and have never delivered bikes to Switzerland, which is strange since they did deliver this one.
Marcus has plenty of warm clothing on since it is only about 10 degrees C. But the weather for the afternoon is a summery 22 degrees C.
Video Diary: Ania and Agata together
This is the first stop at Lucens. As with previous years a splendid selection of drinks and food including Chocolate and Gruyere cheese is freely available. As per last year there are no toilets!
Video Diary: We stop for chocolate and cheese
Yes Gruyere cheese and squares of Chocolate. I'm sure either of these foods are totally inappropriate for a cycle race so I hedged my bets and had both Chocolate, Cheese and a SIS Go gel bar.
Video diary: Ania and Agata cycling past
Video Diary: Agata reaches Mount Vully
Marcus stops for a liquid top up at Villars-Mendraz
Video Diary: Finally We finish back at Chalet a Gobet