After the first day of the Trans Provence 2014 it was a big start to racing on day two. A 3 hour hike took the riders high into the mountains ready for their race from Prads to Colmars through some stunning scenery. Ines Thoma is still leading the Women’s race and described the hike as the longest she has ever done on a bike whilst Ed Oxley, who was sporting his new ‘aero beard’ said he had found a stubborn person inside that came in useful on the climbs.
Atop the mountains riders were had to dodge a few sheep but were treated to what looks like some stunning terrain and amazing single track riding. Some of the aerial shots along the big soft ridges look incredible and if you didn’t want to do this race already you might just get saving for next year now. Into the woods the corners got tighter and the trails a bit more technical, Ben Cruz came giggling out of the woods unfazed by the big hike as the racing afterwards was clearly a big enough reward!
It seems everyone is having a good time out there and lets be honest, it’s pretty hard not to! Great trails, all your kit sorted out for you and a few beers at the end of the day has got to be one of the best ways to enjoy a bike race.
DAY TWO Stage Results
Day Two Overall Results