After yet another rain storm during the night we woke to fairly pleasant weather. In no particular hurry we had breakfast then headed northeast to the village of Monasterio de Rodilla.
We once again followed the route for a ways in the opposite direction, then turned around and went back to a spot we’d passed by. It was a decent sized pullout with good views back along the road.
Again there was a breakaway of five riders, and again all from local teams.
The peloton was only about three minutes behind this time.
After the last racer passed one of the team cars – Qhubeka – pulled to the side of the road almost across from us. He flagged down the ambulance and had a word with them.
They turned around just ahead of us and went back the other way – we assumed that a rider had crashed and the ambulance had to go back for him. We hope he’s alright.
We got going quickly and scooted up to today’s finishing city of Briviesca, where there was another lovely free aire.
After getting organized we took the doggies out for the short walk down to the finishing area.
There was a nice bench just waiting for us about 250 metres from the line so we sat down and relaxed for the short wait – and guess what? We’re on the Camino again – imagine that!
The peloton had caught the breakaway, as expected, and they all tore around the corner just below us and blazed past as one big bunch.
Some of the locals were watching from their apartments across the street…
Walking back to the campervan we passed the place where all the police motos had lined up – they thought it was quite funny I was taking a photo of their parked BMW’s.
We stopped at an outside table at a bar along the way and got a refreshing beverage, then on back to the aire to relax and have a light dinner.