01 September 2003
Months of training finally produced some results today. For the first time since my injury last year, I was able to stay with the pack in the mountains. We rode from Marbella to Ojén, then to Coín, and then to the mountain-top finish at the "Parador de Juanar". I started off slow, even dropping on the climb to Ojen, but then recovered well, felt strong, and finished just a few meters behind some of the top people in Juanar.
Top cyclist, good friend, and reliable photographer Diego was there to capture the moment -- and chop off my head -- with a photo finish snapshot celebrating the best day of my season. :-)