also called Race Across Skåne was a groupride in Malmö yesterday. Been in Denmark doing like this
before I got to Malmö and Patch who I was staying at. Together with the fast Swede with an Allez in the cool colours. David Klasson. Joined by Claes and Colin we had a great weekend. Malmö is a fantastic city and very cheap to eat 😉
On saturday it was time for the race and check in at Musette:
The Allezen ready to race:
Around 100 riders divided in 2 groups. 1 Ride group rode at 8 at a bit slower pace. And then the Race group at 9 with a ”master” start:
Rode with the first small group after the master for like 40min before I got dropped. Was a bit too fast for me as we should ride 191km. Took it a bit easy and waited for the group behind with another guy. Joined them and rode with them the rest. When we saw Östersjön on the other side of Skåne the attacks came. Went fast and was really funny. 2 guys for the Jönköping club that splitted our group. The took a group picture in Kivik at the lunch stop (had to stop for 1h):
Great weather and people:
back to Malmö it was a bit slow in the end before we got the group work together again and with a bit of headwind. But beautiful roads. After last (3rd) stop in Blentarp we passed the Ride group and I sat the pace up the long asphalt and gravel climb. Can’t help it but riding on gravel is so fun, love it 😀 Didn’t got the same good pace in our group afterwards but it worked okey beeing able to go around in 40km/h when it was 20km to go.
Never ridden so fast for so long before, was hard but not to hard and never had any energy dip so everything just worked 🙂 And it was fun
Back at Musette:
Did I mention that the weather was perfect? And while not beeing in the first group, or in a breakaway from it I got a picture of the winner with his bike. David Klasson is a great winner:
The guy sitting in blue, white and red behind won the sprint in our group.
Map and stats: Strava
And ending with the couple making Stockholm worth riding in showing Ten Speed Hero style:
for more pictures check the hashtag #raas2015 on Insta.
I didn’t seem to stick on any good pictures. The only guy riding Café du Cycliste.