Bucchianico - Porto Sant'Elpidio - Stage 6 - Tirreno Adriatico
This day started in the beautiful hill town of Bucchianico, in the mountains outside Chieti. We had wisely pre-installed a number of onboard cameras the night before, because they all take time to set up and to take the stress out of the morning - or so we thought. But we found the buses were parked 1km down a steep hill from the starting line up, and so we faced another morning of tricky logistics. Turning them on just in time, to conserve batteries, was one of our daily missions.
It was a successful day for us and Garmin: Jack Bauer spent a better part of the day in a break. At some point in the first two hours of the race, David motioned to our motorbike cameraman to go up ahead and not stick too close to the bunch. We later found out that while Jack Bauer was in the break, the bunch started drafting a bit on our camera motorbike! Not something David or Garmin or some of the other teams in the break were keen on, obviously.
It was a sprint finish, with Cavendish winning the stage.
Here's what David felt like after Stage 6: