Ka-tar? Cutter? Guitar?
I’m leaving for Qatar at the end of January, and I’m not sure what to expect. When I was first told about this trip, an image of a peloton of dementors flashed across my mind. Of course it would be impossible to race in a burqa, but I had to wonder! Actually, Qatar is a very forward-thinking and modernized country. They even got the bid to host the 2022 FIFA world cup.
This is a picture of the capital, Doha.
I am a bit worried about doing a UCI stage race only two months into my training (and that after two months completely off the bike). Fortunately for me, with the exception of a little more sand and a little less moisture, the conditions are going to be quite similar to that of Florida – flat, warm, and windy. So, in a way I’ve been training for this race all my life.