Right from the start we slowly climb for 1.000 meters. The climbs here are very gentle but long. When the heat comes we stop for food and the owner gives us a watermellon as present. People here are very nice. At noon the sun picks up and makes the climbing unpleasant. Philipp is struggling again, hopefully he can find new energy on the transfer day to Egypt. Once over the pass we descent urgently for almost 100 km with a strong tailwind. We barely pedal and average 50 km/h. In the evening we get into Irans second biggest city Isfahan. 250 km today but feels like a rest day. Forecast looks equally good and I am a bit sad that our flights from Shiraz only leave on Friday. Would be possible to be there before but now we will have to enjoy 2 easy days instead.