We woke very early to the most horrendous thunderstorm, torrential rain and strong winds - bits of tree falling all over the place! Not much fun for the 5 hour drive to Victor Harbor for the Tour Down Under, the first UCI tour of the year.
We were booked into the Anchorage Seafront Hotel
|Here comes the cavalcade|
|Spotted Jensie doing the commentary|
|Sprint for the line - Caleb, Simon Gerrans & Swifty|
|Sergio Henao cools down|
|Simon Gerrans waits for Ochre Jersey presentation|
|Henao receives his polka dot jersey|
|Jensie presenting jersey|
Before we left the hotel the next morning to find a spectating spot on Willunga Hill we had breakfast in the cafe. Andy found a great spot at the opposite end of the hill to the race route, about a mile's walk to the finish. We walked up and down the hill for a bit, trying to suss out the best place to stake our claim - once again we ended up at about 150m to go, right where the Strava KOM segment ends.
|The finish line|
|End of the Strava KOM segment|
Victor Harbor Winery. We tried a few reds but settled on a Cabernet Malbec, which is really unusual for me cos I really struggled with the Cabernet blends. Back to the hotel we sat on our balcony & drank the wine before dinner.
Up early for the 5 hour trip back to Hall's Gap with a breakfast stop in Bordertown.
When we got back Lou had been busy with the girls tidying up, and because of a few problems with plumbing while we'd been away had managed to get the keys to the other side of the cabin - Shaun and I were going to be having a very comfortable final night in the Grampians in a proper bed with our own bathroom!
We'd had a lovely time on our mini holiday - Monday we packed up and drove back to Melbourne.