RAD RACE Tour de Friends 4 - Colombia - Testride - Stage 4 - RESTART!
Pereira - Armenia
73,7km, 1.534m of altitude.
We are back in the game! We pressed the reset button. We decided to change the route completely because we wouldn‘t be able to send 400 riders over „La Linea“. So we drove back to the end of stage 3 yesterday to find an all new stage 4. We did the drive by car yesterday (so we had two well deserved off days) and were finally ready to kick our bikes again for the „Pool Party Stage“.
The Tour de Friends should not be all about cycling. It‘s supposed to be an amazing experience through unknown countries. So you also need a shorter stage aming the 5. So this was today. And it will end in a pool party on the rooftop of a great hotel in Armenia.
The stage today was another great mix of smaller jungle roads, coffee fields and bigger urban roads with lots of traffic. But it is way better than the original idea across La Linea. Trust us: you wouldn‘t wanna do it. It was maybe the „worst“ of the 4 stages so far. But then again also really really beautiful through real Colombia.
Tomorrow will be a long stage (but not so steep anymore) so we (and a few hundred riders in 2020) will need some power. It will almost be 150-200k and we will then end near Cali where we will spend the rest of our cycling days before we go back to Bogota.
See you tomorrow and enjoy the photos from Carlos Fernandez Laser!!