A little surprised to end up with second place here after a very small amount of practice, especially compared to Germany where I ended up... second.
First stage was a bit slow but most importantly steady with no real mishaps. Stages 2 and 3 were pretty decent, though actually dropped a bit of time with a half-spin on the latter one. Stage 4 was the one I'd practiced the most and therefore made a complete mess of with three separate costly mistakes, including one of those super annoying slow motion rolls where I was on two wheels for what felt like a long time and then sliding on my roof for an even longer time. Probably lost up to 30s there.
Stage 5 was ok, but really need to have a word with Phil on some of those pace notes. Stage 6 I'd not actually got all the way through of in practice, but hoped that if I just concentrated and took it easy I'd get through unscathed and not concede too much time. Fortunately just held on to my position and kept up @Sam Hill
's unenviable record of close finishes (sorry/not sorry).