Tour Féminin in Krasna Lipa (CZE), 04.07.13-

Tour Féminin in Krasna Lipa (CZE), 04.07.13-

Stage races are so not for me....

Short one again. I managed to finish the 112km first stage which basically consisted only of uphills and downhills (with a very tough climb at the end). I think that I have never suffered more in a race than in Krasna Lipa that day. Worse, the last twenty kilometers, I was left with hardly any water at all, but that happens...The day after I payed my efforts (and the fact that I hadn't hydrated myself correctly during and after the first stage), and fell off right at the first GPM of the second stage. I was very disappointed, but seeing the difficulty of the stages, a part of me was relieved that it was over. 

Accomodation, the place and the unfamiliar language were very hard to get used to, but we made it through.