I must say I was pretty stoked to see my buddy Toby Price (KTM) set the fastest time by just 20sec over Husqvarna’s Ruben Faria with Stefan Svitko (KTM) 1:28 back. Although it’s great for Toby to get a stage win this early, the fact remains he will have to lead out tomorrow, which is new territory for him. At first glance, tomorrow’s stage appears to be fast and shouldn’t be too difficult in terms of navigation. In the big picture, the overall time gap is still relatively small with only 15min separating the top 30 riders. I guess we will see how things shake out over the next few days, but I don’t expect to see any major drama until after Stage 4 (the first of two marathon stages).