12,7km ITT today at the Giro Rosa. Looked flat on the stage profile according to the Italians but in real it included 2 really steep climbs with gradients up to 30%. Many rode roadbikes with TTbars, and some with disc wheels. Annemiek van Vleuten went full on TTsetup. Watch the highlights here:
Anna van der Breggen digged so deep so she didn’t know what to do after the finishline. but van Vleuten won with 41(!) seconds. I’m happy as she:
A flat sprinters stage but the wind made difference. Or had some teams making the difference so Anna van der Breggen got even more seconds in the lead and Annemiek van Vleuten dropping a bit. Ended with the tightest sprint I’ve seen:
No live stream and the media attention goes all to Düsseldorf 😦 The worlds best women is racing the women Giro d’Italia and it couldn’t have been started better it seems like. Boels Dolmans won the TTT on stage 2 and yesterday on the first road stage it looked like this:
Annemiek van Vleuten won! Ahead of Anna van der Breggen and Elisa Longo Borghini!
Today it’s a flat 3rd stage, let’s hope for some good action today too 🙂
Both ride Specialized, both rode hard today. The small difference is that he put everyone else behind him on todays Tour de France stage, I was dropped so most riders in front 😦
This morning I took cycling clothes on with the thought that I maybe will ride after work. My Allez got a proper wash some new grease and oil. Was supposed to fix it on friday but forgot about it and then it was too late.
Today I met a friend at work, Birjer who said I should join the club training after work. Weather was good and I knew I would suffer to ride with them as they ride fast. Good training and not some middleway training just riding along like Camilla thinks I’m doing.
Stepped out from work and met the others. Many riders with some spreading between fast and faster guys. CK Valhall is a pure racing club and I like it, like Jönköpings CK I was with earlier. You always know you will get good training.
Rode out to Länna with a pause and then it began. Before:
Then it went fast, very important to sit right, not doing anything stupid and be strong. I had a hard time but worked pretty okey for a while, was even up in the front once. Fell through the group in a climb once too but didn’t got dropped. Got dropped a bit after when we turned into another rode and up a climb. Was okey in the climb but after I was cooked and alone for a little while. Then we became a grupetto with two other guys riding together back to Stockholm:
A hard but good evening. Managed to keep up much longer than I thought and far from beeing dropped first 🙂 Hopefully it will make me a bit stronger and a bit better in the future too 😀