Giro di Lombardia
 Sunday, 05 October 2014
  Fast start, hard in the middle so therefore hard in the final... I was there for Phil and Samu today so my result was irrelevant. Today it was important to be there for my leaders as best I could, as a professional that's my job. Significantly though, today was my last big/professional race in Europe, so it had quite a few emotions attached to it; particularly that my 'little man' could come to the sign on with me and experience that, and the overwhelming compliments I received from fans, members of the press and the race organisation. I'm sure I will miss the passion that Italian racing offers. I will definitely miss the adrenalin, but I won't miss the numerous potholes that try to throw off repeatedly during a 250km+ race like today's though. And...despite carrying a bit of a cold, the legs are actually coming along quite well...I don't think my four years old will notice it when we ride to school together this week...