Stage 1: Hobart Teams Time Trial 18.1km
An 18km Team TT is not a friendly way to start a race, its only going to be painful. The time was taken from the 4th rider across the line so our plan was to ride a solid but steady tempo till 5 km to go then see how many guys we had left and lift the pace from there. The first 5km was super quick with everyone feeling fresh, from 5-10k the climb started to bite with some nasty steep sections. At 5km to go the Genesis team on a super quick ride caught us who were already down to 4 riders, Joey decided it was time to lift the pace and we quickly went from 6 riders to 4. I was unlucky number 4 and spent the last 3 km absolutely chewing my stem to hold pace with Caleb and Joey. Ouch. Very Ouch.

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