My favorite women road team is Boels-Dolmans, like a womens version of Etixx-Quick Step and super great one day race team. So got happy yesterday when Lizzie Armitstead won in front of the world champion at the World Cup Trofeo Binda:
And then watched the superhard race in Belgium, Gent – Wevelgem where you can see some videos from here: Peloton
The best helper in the peloton got a win, the guy who has been racing for many victories this year but never won. Yesterday Luca Paolini showed he’s fast and can win no matter age (older than you Camilla) and became the oldest winner of Gent-Wevelgem at 38 years:
Not the sunday I was hoping for. Was hoping for a fun XC race in Flottsbro on great trails (without rain).
Was raining when we came to Flottsbro and the course was super slippery. A lot of small sharp stones on the startloop and then rocks and roots all over the course. Great course but not for me today. My new shoes haven’t been perfect and tried a few different tweaks and has been almost good some days. Today it was a catastrophe, my right foot was squeezed under my left ankle and every time I lifted my rear wheel over something or standing up I felt it. Really hard the 2-3 times I had to take my foot down. So after riding a test lap I decided not to start. So instead I borrowed my saddle to a friend who broke his and stood on the side watching and taking some pictures.
I know I have a hard time to motivate me to train well after working so today I sat the alarm on 5.00 and did go for a ride before work :) Great now when it’s light outside and no rain today, just a bit of wet roads:
Rode out to Ingarö to try a climb I’ve heard about, sure it was a climb but all I thought of was Salhus and a 100min ride I used to do when I lived in Bergen. Then there was climbs, small but good and many riding along the coast. Check here if you want to see the track wintertime: Movescount
646 altitude meters in under 2h. Today I got 566 in 2h40min. Looking like this:
The great thing riding in the morning without eating breakfast before (ate a bit while riding) is the taste of my breakfast. Today from Magnus Johanssons bakery with coffee from Johan & Nyström. Perfect energy before I started to work:
And here is a couple of pictures of him and his new frame:
Flat chainstay instead of going up at the back, a bigger carbon seattube at the bottom and just one top tube that gets bigger instead of being split in the connection with the seattube. That’s the changes I can see. There may be something special under the boots covering a bit of the seatstay and seattube too, anyone know?
Some years ago there was only cycling clothes coming from straight cycling clothesbrands like Assos, Gore, Pearl Izumi and so on. Good clothes but not so good looking. Then Rapha came and changed, lifted peoples eyes up to fashion and stylish clothes with great features. Now Rapha has become huge and I’ve got tired of it.