Cory Wallace’s Journal – GC Leader after Stage Six

Stage 6: 110 km: The day started off with a nice tailwind as we headed west towards the ancient Altai Mountains. I was nervous and had toiler paper packed in my jersey in case any bathroom stops were required. It was a rough start to the day as bunch of Mongolian riders attacked which left me dangling off the back. The Mongolians here have been the most aggressive riders by far. They giver all they have and put us in the hurt locker on most mornings with their early morning attacks. Endurance has been an issue for these guys as it is seldom they can keep it together to the finish line. This may be partly due to their food tactics of stuffing cornflakes, eggs, tomatoes and meat in there jersey pockets. Read more