Vodafone Cycling Marathon

I can’t stand misnomers!

Yesterday was my first road race of the season, the Vodafone Cycling Marathon. It had been exactly 5 months since my last road race and I was quite curious to check my fitness level.

With a big prize money on the offering, the VCM attracts the best cyclists of India and this was the perfect place to test, not only my fitness but also my bike handling skills in the bunch.

The race route
The race route

The race was a criterium where we did a 10.5km loop 6 times, with points on the offer every time we crossed the start/finish line. The terrain was: 1.5km down, 1.5km false flat, 1km down, 1km false flat and up-and-down the Domlur flyover twice before returning on the same route.

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