Brill Hill! My Nemesis! Everytime I ride up there I hope that the next time will be easier,faster,better…it never is.
When I heard that the Tour of Britain would pass my home turf and some of the biggest names in international cycling (to name a few: Cav, Ewan, Boom, Boasson Hagen, Kristoff, Viviani) tackle my personal monster Brill Hill last Saturday as King of the Mountain stage … I just had to go and watch!
It did not come to me by surprise that a lot of my friends were keen to go too. We meet early Saturday morning at the clock tower in Wendover and made our way over to Brill. There were hundreds (or even more?) spectators on the road gathering along the steep climb. Lots of kids decorated the tarmac with paint to celebrate and cheer on their heros. Wonderful!
It was a great day out! And it is great to see how many people get drawn to the side of the road to watch a cycle race! I loved even more that the pros were suffering too…riding up my Nemesis!
Check the results here: http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/results/