Last weekend in Pirassununga, just 30min by car from where I live in Brazil, it took place the last stage of the RBk Long distance Circuit ( 1.9/90/21). That for me it is my local race of the year and always it is plesure for me to race there because all my family and few friends can go and watch me.
However this year the race had a special personal reason for me to do it, after the world championship few weeks ago where I got two card for drafting I went for this race with the reason as well to show pretty much to myself I don´t need to ride on anyone´s wheel to do my race!
The field it was not strong, I pushed the pacing on the water and streigth after T1 I was racing solo on the course. The course is very fast and the wheater conditions were great to race full speed all the time, so I just smached myself on the bike and finish the 4 lap course on 2h00’30” in my bike computer, something like 44.6km/h ! I had huge gap on the start of the run but I still tried to run as fast as I could and I brong home the last 5km very fast and finished the race with a total time of 3h 42′ 59” . The new record of the race by more than 7min what in fact it was already mine in 2005.
I have no words to say how happy I was when I crossed that line and I prove to myself I can race fast enough by myself to win any race in the world.
Now I will put a rock in the memory of the 70.3 world champs and concentrat in my next goal, shortely I will start I new program to bring my 10km run a level I beleve can give me chances to fight for a medal in the olynpic games!