As the light was fading, I also took the opportunity to get a few action shots with Ollie Lloyd #332 too...
...while the local spectators did their best meercat impression!
At 7.30pm the Orga cranked up the Rammstein once again (arrrrgh!) to announce the start of the initial rally briefing...
...actually, it was preceded with a neat compilation video of the day (which I understand should be on Youtube round about now) that has some really cool footage from a heli-cam... if they use that tomorrow morning flying over the GP style mass-start, it should look awesome!
I took the opportunity to get arty by the pool:
While Martin Wittering from Torque Racing avoided the Rammstein nightmare completely by finishing off a few jobs on the team's bikes:
Breakfast is from 6am tomorrow, and the competitors assemble for the start at 7.30am...
I'm going to get a few hours sleep, and will be back tomorrow - hopefully with some photos from the start/first stage, together with all my individual rider's reports!