Today the real Classic racing season started in Belgium with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Emma Johansson as my favorite had won the race twice and got third once before. But not today, she lived up to here name Silver-Emma and took the silver.
1. Amy Pieters – Team Giant-Shimano
2. Emma Johansson – Orica-AIS
3. Elizabeth Armitstead – Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team
And sent on TV was the mens race, really exciting even with a little bad stream from NOS with some interupts. All happened in Taaienberg. No Stybar in the top but a Norwegian.
1. Ian Stannard – Team Sky
2. Greg Van Avermaet – BMC Racing
3. Edvalds Boason Hagen – Team Sky
Boason Hagen and Niki Terpstra in a breakaway for a while.
A bit more south and in better weather it was a race in Cyprus Sunshine Cup today too. Emil Lindgren has found some extra speed.
1. Fabian Giger – Giant XC Pro Team
2. Emil Lindgren – Giant XC Pro Team
3. Ondrej Cink – Multivan Merida Biking Team
Women with a great team effort for Giant today.
1. Jolanda Neff – Giant XC Pro Team
2. Annika Langvad
3. Adelheid Morath – Sabine Spitz Haibike Team