Some days it’s better to ride than rest. Today was such a day. Spinning the legs a bit and get the good feeling after yesterday. Rolled down to Jönköping for a coffee and selling a saddle and it felt great on the way down (30km and 190m down) and even got nice company while drinking coffee 🙂
Not so sunny but the sun showed itself a bit later:
Rode to Team Sportia to get some tubular glue but they didn’t have any. Said not so many uses it anymore, boring store.
Back home the average speed went down but the climbs felt better than I thought and was shorter than I remember. Like this World Champion climb:
Took it pretty easy and felt good all the way back home. Except the drops of rain that came a bit before Mullsjö. Cruised in my Warsaw Floral Kit today, really nice with good quality by Bioracer:
Last year Ellen van Dijk won the ITT World Championships. She rode a Specialized Shiv with her national time trial suit from Bioracer. She was the favorite this year too and even when she shifted team from Specialized-Lululemon to Boels-Dolmans she brought Specialized with her. This year she started last and was never in front of Solovey or Brennauer and she got a lot of rain in the end, ended with over a minute back and just a top 10 place.
I’m not so interested in Time Trial so didn’t have so much information who was going to win today or do well. Impressed by Evelyn Stevens from USA who got 3rd:
And then Anna Solovey from Ukraine on a Giant Trinity which is a really great Time Trialbike, not the easiest to work on but is a good compromise with aero and easy to work on:
And then we know from the World Championships last year. Ellen van Dijk and Tony Martin both one with the same bike model and suit. And Lisa Brennauer is from Germany so knows that germans can ride fast 😉 Winner and new World Champ Lisa Brennauer:
So will Tony Martin loose tomorrow and someone else with same kit win? Or will he defend the jersey? And how good will Reidar Borgersen do it?