21st-23rd August 2010
We all trundled down to Wool to support Phil in the Tour of Dorset, which should be renamed the Dorset Paddle. Rain, rain and more rain until the last stage on Monday finished and then out came the sun! An eventful tour saw Phil have an excellent time trial stage where he finished high up the order, even though he was on his roadbike (broken cable on TT bike). The road stage later on that day started well, but soon ruined when a crash held up Phil and his team mate James, they later finished 15 minutes down.
Day 2 was the hilly stage, in appalling conditions. Phil finished 11th, with his team mate Sam taking 1st place and the yellow jersey.
Day 3 started off in the rain, with showers throughout the race. Team Cannondales mission was to protect their team leader in the yellow jersey, they all worked really hard and it paid off with Sam securing the overall victory. And in true Armstrong style shared his winnings with his team-mates. Phil worked really hard today and with some luck on his side who knows what might have happened. Full results here…