ISDE day One from the Lads diaries:
It’s been a long hot day ……..as predicted the heat now up to 36 deg had taken its toll on going that whilst not too difficult is relentless … not a lot of rest here for sure.
The 12 are all in, 6 clean on time, 6 have lost time amongst the many riders to do so.
Jordan is heading our posse.
France lead the team trophy followed unexpected by Finland, Australia. The USA lost Thad Duvall and all hopes of the winners circle.
Tyre changing in this heat can be trying, the moose swells with patience and technique needed to complete the job free of difficulty. Panic and it all goes wrong.
Tuesday will be another long day.
You can have a look around at the Pictures Gallery from Day 1 at ISDE 2017 in France here: