As every day it began with an alarm clock going off, today it was 5.40am – I let it snooze once and got myself out of bed. Deodorant tick, red t shirt tick; not to forget it has to be the one with 'Fendt' on the right side – everyone is part of the team and has a dress code to follow. Three German arm bands – tick. One was from Bertram's groom for luck, one from the team – all the other German teams wore them also. Otto said they're lucky, the other I brought for this week in Aachen. Hair, rest of my clothes – tick, pass – tick, jacket – tick. 5.55 off to work... Thinking through my plan for the morning in my head.