Stage 3 of the Trans Alps race is complete. Tonight we are in the town of Scuol, Switzerland. The Supersonic Tortoises have enacted plan 409-B successfully! The come from behind technique is serving us well after a tough 2nd stage when David had a bit of a back issue. After a good night’s sleep and some Aleve to relax his muscles he was back on his game today. We started the day with a massive climb up the local ski resort which took almost 2 hours to complete. The weather was perfect as we climbed above the tree line and up to the top of the mountain.
The rest of the day consisted of smaller climbs and descents as we worked our way along the valley floor to Scuol. The last 15km of the stage today we once again found ourselves on gravel and paved pathways connecting the small towns. Pacelines formed and we jockeyed back and forth with several other riders all the way in to the finish. Completing stage 3 we had smiles on our faces and were happy with our performance.
Time is a bit short this evening, so no pictures today. We are in a wonderful hotel about 2,000 feet above the town of Scuol. The views are breathtaking. Hopefully with a little more time on our hands tomorrow evening we will get some more photos posted.