Giro d’Italia Femminile stage 5

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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:

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All results: PCS

Everything can still happen. A flat stage tomorrow before 3 mountain stages.

Giro d’Italia Femminile stage 2

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:

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Annemiek van Vleuten won! Ahead of Anna van der Breggen and Elisa Longo Borghini!

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Today it’s a flat 3rd stage, let’s hope for some good action today too 🙂

2nd stage results: ProCyclingStats

Swedish National Road Championship 2017

Last weekend was the National Road Race Weekend all over the World. Many great winners like Zdenek Stybar, Chantal Blaak and Rasmus Tiller for example. Watched the Women’s race in Sweden through Youtube just and cheered on Sara Penton from the chair here. Really impressed and happy for her sprint to 1st place and new Champion 🙂

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  1. Sara Penton – Stockholm CK
  2. Ida Erngren – Team Crescent D.A.R.E
  3. Hanna Nilsson – Åhus CK

Yesterday we filled a car with supporters and drove down to Burseryd to cheer live. A lot of friends racing and it got really interesting with attacks that held and favorites not making it all the way as planned.

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I hoped for Philip Lindau, my friend Henrik hoped for Kim Magnusson.

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He got right and Team Tre Berg took the hole podium

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  1. Kim Magnusson – Team Tre Berg-Postnord
  2. Richard Larsén – Team Tre Berg-Postnord
  3. Alexander Wetterhall – Team Tre Berg-Postnord

If you understand Swedish I can recommend Edvin Wilson’s blog who came 4th, great Ride Report: Wilson Cycling

Thüringen Rundfahrt, stage 2-4

While Tour de France is going on in France there is a big race in Germany that should get som more attention.

Highlights from stage 2:

Stage 3, yesterday included a Time Trial and a road race. Great results for Gracie Elvin and Emma Johansson 😀

Emma Johansson was called Silver-Emma. A silver yesterday the same today, beaten only by a neighbour:

Thanks to Aschwin Kruders for the last one