Chad Haga blog: Five days of suffering in the Tour de France


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Chad Haga empties the tank on the run to the finish

Chad Haga empties the tank on the run to the finish (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Giro TT winner Chad Haga was a strong early pacesetter

Giro TT winner Chad Haga was a strong early pacesetter (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Team Sunweb's Chad Haga warms up in the shade ahead of his effort

Team Sunweb’s Chad Haga warms up in the shade ahead of his effort (Image credit: Josh Croxton)

It may have only been 5 days of racing, but this week felt every bit as long as the first one. As the stage count increases, so does the proportion of the stage spent suffering, and we did plenty of it in the last two days.

My big goal for the week was the time trial, and I saved as much energy as I could in the days leading up to it. Unfortunately for me, so did all of the GC riders. With the time trial coming after only two weeks of racing and being preceded by a rest day, a sprint day, and a GC “detente” day, the circumstances were far from those that led to my success in the Giro d’Italia.



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