Indeed he was not ready to race because the mileage done was very very poor: December 0, January 35 miles, February 39 miles and March (until the day before the event) 80 miles. But he strongly desired to come back to compete.
The race course, 3 laps around the city, 11.4 km (ml 7.08 ml) was hilly, wet and most of it paved like the medieval streets. It was the worst for an injured leg. There were not any marks so he could not check the pace km per km. The official time was 1.00.45 but the chip final time was 1.00.38 (5’19”/km – 8’34”/ml) : 1st lap 20’04”, 2nd lap 20’10” and 3rd lap 20’24”. The last lap was a nightmare because the knee and all the muscles around began to hurt. The result was 195 of 227. It is a bad result but this is my situation now. I must work hard to try to get the old performances.