Team 3CC: Day 2 Update from Jonathan Thomson

Published Monday, 2nd September 2019

"Yesterday we started in France and finished in Spain. Today we journeyed from there and into Andorra, hence the 3 Countries Challenge. Andorra sits astride the Pyrenees so if you want to find some big hills this would be a pretty good place to start, and so it proved.

Our day started with a 19km and near two hour climb in Spain that wasn't at all easy but rewarded us with an exhilarating run down the mountain during which we were assailed by pelotons of motor-bikes that came roaring past, their many horsepower making us feel a bit puny. Soon however we were in amongst the mayhem that is Andorran traffic, but off to the left lay the Coll de la Gallina which has a very special reputation amongst the cycling fraternity, and that was our final effort for the day. Owing to a slight mix up half our party cycled the Gallina and half a nearby road, still impressively challenging. We all had a very big day.

Tomorrow we start in Andorra, pop into France and finish in the Spanish enclave of Llivia. Three Countries in a day!"

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