⫹⫺ Long Weekend
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Hello my friends,
Happy 4th to those who celebrate.
If you’re in the US, I hope you have an out of office firmly switched on and take full advantage of the long weekend.
Now that this newsletter is safely in your inbox, that’s exactly what I intend to do.
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Out of Office
If you wear one of their devices you’ll appreciate the superhuman effort that each stage requires and if you don’t, know that a strain score of 16-18 is a very hard effort. An effort taxing enough that you would afford yourself a day or two of recovery.
Below are EF Pro Cycling’s numbers for the 21 stages of last year’s Tour.
Truly humbling. My dreams of joining the tour are on ice for another year 😂