Having been locked down in one of the worst coronavirus-affected countries in Europe, Tasmanian cyclist Will Clarke is understandably delighted to get back out on the sun-drenched roads around the Spanish city of Girona.
"It's been a long seven or eight weeks now," said the Campbell Town veteran, who turned 35 while in isolation.
"I think the last time I was out on the bike was around March 10, so I'm actually doing the same loop that I did back then.
"It's nice to reacquaint myself with the roads and get some sunlight."
Accompanied by a photographer from his Trek-Segafredo team, Clarke has since been completing daily 100km-plus rides around south-east Spain while teammate and Tasmanian training partner Richie Porte remains limited to a home trainer in Monaco.
In his 12th season as a pro, Clarke's last race was the UAE Tour in February which was abandoned after five of the seven stages due to the escalating pandemic.