A friend of Qwik Kiwi, Guy Carter is riding in the Tour of Southland for the first time. Guy is a Chartered Accountant who is now establishing himself as a Mortgage Broker and normally rides for L&M Group Ricoh Team in the Calder Stewart Elite Cycling Series. We will be publishing a daily interview with Guy after each stage to give you an insight into ‘Life in the Peloton’.
QK: What was the plan for the TT (time trial) in the morning? How did the plan go for you?
GC: The TT plan was to make time cut for all of us and leave something in the tank for the afternoon to defend yellow. Also Aaron to maintain his position in TT!
QK: With a second stage after the TT what did you do to maximise your recovery between the two?
GC: Recovery between was just staying hydrated, as it was very warm on Saturday!! Also warm up and down on the Lemond trainers !!
QK: What was the plan for the final stage? How did it unfold for you?
GC: The final stage was to defend yellow, ride the front and chase any move off the front! Also keep the pace very high so that no one would get away!! The average speed was 51.9km 78km in 1.5 hours !! It was fast!! We managed to work very well as a team and successfully defend yellow for the final stage!!
QK: Operating in a team environment for a full week must be pretty good. What level of support did you have in Southland for the team? Any particular people you want to thank for their assistance and support whilst you were in the Tour?
GC: We had team manager, James Canny, driver Steve Canny, team cook Kathy Canny, team support Brydhi Williamson and Nat Fraser, plus Beth our masseuse!! The tour would not be possible without these guys taking care of our every need, ensuring the riders don’t have to worry or organise anything other than being race ready!!!
Here is a link to Guy’s Strava file for the ITT.
Here is Strava link to Guy’s ride in the final stage:
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