The day begins with a liaison of 80km, first along the coast to the East, then landinwaards where the temperature drops significantly with increasing height.
Some more navigation is required for the first special of 100km. I see many people in doubt and driving in the wrong direction, I hardly make any mistakes except some over shooting a few times. I can ride nice and smooth a good time. The special includes some rocky river beds. Once I go down by a large stone under my rear wheel and ended up pretty close to the edge of a beautiful cliff, it was a good wake up call.
The second special is slightly shorter and a fast one, but there are a few technical bits and very slippery gravel path along windmills. I find out that I get a lot more cornering grip when I hang out with my ass, I finally can increase the speed through the corners. At some point there was Sherco rider behind, but he was not in a hurry to pass. At the finish he told me that he was exhausted and thanked me for bringing him home.
20th place with only 12 penalty minutes. General to 32nd spot.