My second Cape to Cape, and I was A BIT fitter than last time I did it. Still, it was too early in my season to expect anything more than hanging on. Like last time I was looking to use the 4 day stage race to get fit and carry that into the summer season. This time I felt I had a little more base and could come out of this edition of Cape to Cape with some form. As it turned out I crept the first day, felt good on the second but a big stick decided to rip my rear mech off five minutes into the stage (I limped to the finish losing about 30 minutes), stage three was solid and I purposely worked hard to get a good work out, and on stage four I capitalised on my bad GC position to escape the pack on a road-like stage and work well with my team mate Reece Tucknott and local boy Rowan Brown to stay away for most of the race and hold on for a win. So the form has started to come. Better late than never.