This weekend I ride the French stage race Circuit des Ardennes. It started today with a 179km long stage in an open landscape. Crosswind made it hard and a lot of riders dropped and abandoned. I had quite good legs but still it felt like a terrible day. It was about 23 degrees and I had to drink a lot. And unfortunately all those bottles of sports nutrition made my stomach bad. When I pushed hard it felt like I had to visit a toilet. So I couldn't perform well during the stage. Therefore I am happy I finished in the bunch today. Tomorrow I hope stomach works better so I can perform normal.