Day 1 of the 48-hour Chrono Stage was a really long, tough day for the riders, with 100% of the route being sand dunes. Paolo Lucci, Toni Mulec and Bradley Cox have made it to bivvy 5, with 163km to go on friday. While Mathieu Doveze and Tomas de Gavardo spent the night in bivvy 4, with 197km to go, and Yoshio Ikemachi at bivvy 3 with 262km.
Reminder: there was no service/assistance at the mini-bivouacs and minimal camping equipment, meaning riders had to do without repairs or maintenance on their bikes for the rest of the stage.
A challenging two days for all riders, +600km in the dunes. A commendable ride from the whole team for making it through!