Qinghai Lake Tour Stage Five

Today’s stage was raced in dismal weather conditions. Riders were freezing cold in the rain, sudden drop in temperatures and cross-winds. It was almost like some of the weather we get in New Zealand and today was a much better day for the Subway-Avanti NZL team as they all finished reasonably well. Later on in the day, the weather cleared up and it became a lovely sunny afternoon and I took the opportunity to go training on the bike along the road that traverses along the shores of Qinghai Lake. The photos are worth a thousand words, so enjoy!

Wide-open grasslands with Qinghai Lake in the distance

Monastery at Bird Island

A Lone Monk walks down from the Monastery

Yak encounter on the road...

The sprint finish of the rainy stage!

Peloton rolling by the Qinghai Lake

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  • Beautiful photo. The color of clothing, and uneven contrast of shadow appears with lack of sunshine, with gray of sky at height.