We woke up in Hotel Chilhar, we ate—croissants, yogurt, bread & butter, orange juice, café au lait, canale, cheese, salami—we drove to Spain where the race finished yesterday and started today, we photographed the start area, Emiliano got onto the Garmin-Sharp team bus (#watershed), we drove 45km to the village of Arraitz where we photographed the race, and where Emiliano photographed the race from some Old Guy’s balcony, we accidentally attended an 18-wheeler Polonaise Party, we drove to Pamplona, we did not run with bulls or any other animals in Pamplona, we took #SELFIES everywhere all over the course, we photographed the race in in the Feed Zone, we ate delicious Pizza from a truck stop, we drove to the top of Alto de Zaldiaran, Emiliano and Raoul ate ice cream cones (vanilla, both of them), the peloton passed much faster than we thought, we took a lot of blurry photographs due to incorrect exposures due to the peloton passing much faster than we thought, we drove to Vitoria-Gasteiz.
“Vasco is such a funny little slice of the world. So much happening and so much not happening at the same time. Static and dynamic. Just wait until the race gets proper nasty. Get ready to photograph some emotion.”
– ALEX HOWES, GARMIN-SHARP HUMAN ATHLETE & GIRONA, SPAIN SEASONAL-RESIDENT