After what was a bit like student digs in Tyumen we were treated to the Hyatt in Ekaterinburg and a handy and well deserved slot in the VIP parking for the Jag. Leaving the hotel however was also what we will encounter more of as we move further west – rain and heavy traffic. Fortunately the cool weather helped alleviate the cars tendency to overheat at the first sign of traffic. A reasonably easy day today of just over 400km on tarmac to prepare us for a much longer day tomorrow ahead of Friday’s rest day.

 

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