Ji’nan Race – 7 July
This time I’m in Jinan, in the provincial capital of Shangdong province, not far from the well known Qingdao, (home of Tsing Tao beer).
The race course is pretty similar to a cyclo-cross circuit, but dry and dusty. The race venue is on the bank of the Yellow river, which it is actually yellow!
Off the line after few seconds I realize that my speed cassette isn’t working properly, the chain doesn’t go down to the small ring.. which means I cannot use the big gears necessary to keep the speed over 35 km/h.. due to this mechanic issue I cannot finish better than 6th