Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 5, race report
06 July 2021
Date: July 5, 2021
Race: Tour of Bulgaria – Stage 5
Start/Finish: Karnobat to Gabrovo
Distance: 188 km
Weather: Warm and windy
Course: Flat with 100km of light crosswinds then a 12km climb
Class: UCI 2.2
Daniel Holt (USA)
Since it was the last day of the tour, I wanted all of the guys to leave it all on the road. Everyone had the chance to get in the breakaway, and Nathan and Doriand needed to hang on to the lead climbing group as long as possible, and to suffer hard before dropping. In the end, both of our climbers did better than previous stages and Jan was very active to make some breakaways.
Overall, I am very happy with this crew for this race. It’s the first big tour over 3 days that we have finished all of the riders. There was a lot learned here this week.