Good legs, great mood and my girlfriend and her family along the course. Today it could really only go well for me. Frankly, I had not expected a fifth place in the prologue. Of course our plan was to keep the time gap as small as possible, to protect my chances of getting the pink jersey. So it is all the better that it is only 11 seconds, and the placing confirms my good feeling. The form seems to be right. I could go really deep and mobilize. However, I was pretty kaputt afterwards. And then I had to wait an hour and a half at the doping control because it didn’t work out as it should ;-)
I am looking forward to tomorrow. The atmosphere will surely be great again. Until then.