I can’t imagine the fatigue this guy is feeling. Not just from all the miles he’s ridden, and not just from the fact that he rode three weeks in a row three times in five months. Also from the mental energy expended during that grueling time.
I’ll leave it to y’all to do the math on the calorie expenditure. I’m impressed that he can still have the will to get out of bed and toe the line for another stage after all that. The number of abandons during the Vuelta this year points to his cycling character. Charlie Wegelius couldn’t make it past stage four before his fatigue caught up to him.
So Julian – get some rest. You’ve more than earned it. Chapeau.