Tour Of Qatar

Great start for the UK, with Bradley Wiggins taking the top spot after the stage 1 time trial and Roger Hammond, beating the likes of Tom Boonen today in the 134km stage. It was Hammond's first win in 2 years as strong winds breaking up the peloton. Even better news, huge up and coming star Dan Lloyd came 10th for Cervelo!

Hammond takes the yellow jersey with Boonen 6 seconds behind.

I went and tried the notorious Mow Cop climb over the weekend with a 1 in 4 climb. I only got half way up before I ran out of gear to peddle up, a trip to Dave Hinde's is on the cards for the Cheshire Cat! It is just crazy how steep the climb is, even walking up it was a nightmare. Such is the gradient that on the way back down I had my brakes pretty much full on and still couldn't stop. This 60 mile sportive is gonna be a killer!

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