In traditional style, the Sixth Formers go off the line first. So their race started and a man in a grey top sprinted off the line. Bhavesh slotted into second place as they went through the bottleneck but ran right round the outside in the first corner. A very bold move considering that he still had 3.3 km to go! Nonetheless, Bhavesh controlled the race from there.
The only other notable thing that happened before I had to set off was a double overtake as one person slipped in the space of 10 metres from fifth to seventh.
I wasn't as aggressive after the first corner as I should have been considering that it was downhill. Many others were, though, and I swiftly fell back to aroundabout 20th place. The usual suspect (who I've only ever known as "Ruben") took the lead and kept it. Neither Niall or I could maintain our fantastic getaways and fell back to 15th and 20th place respectively (Niall was one of the crowd of people who overtook me and went on to finish seventh).
So, there we are. I took the top 30 (which was my target) but I was disappointed not to get much higher. Next year, perhaps, top 20?
Race order of what I know: