This past Sunday, Jo and I ventured out to Incheon to catch the start of the Tour de Korea. This 1000km race spans one week and concludes on the 29th in Hanam, just outside of Seoul. Take a look at the route:
As can be seen in the image above, the riders will hit just about every section of Korea on their journey. Unlike the Tour de France, the TDK has no time trials, so racers are literally going all out and the first person to cross the finish line wins in this point to point race. Stages one and eight are a third of the other stages, so they’re classified as sprints.
The video for this topic was shot entirely with the GoPro in the waterproof housing. The conditions on race day were anything but good, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of participants. In fact, the electric energy just seemed to amplify. While walking around the elite training area, I saw this:
I though it pretty damn cool. I always wanted one! It’s a rolling system designed to allow riders to warm up their legs while remaining motionless. Several similar devices were being employed by racers, but I thought this the most interesting.
If you’re in Korea, check out the finish, I’m sure it will be pretty damn cool, since even the President came out to kick off the event.