Korea had changed. It certainly wasn’t what it had been previously – the slightly difficult adventure that it had been was now replaced with a good race that did everything almost right, that our whole team and I were desperate to win. My writerly thoughts of finding some part of the country that I could capture and turn into a perfect metaphor for the country was gone. What I was left with was a desire to win a bike race, and only three riders to defend a nine second lead over two tough stages of unpredictable racing.
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