New tubular day

Having a bit of a cold so no Le Peloton today. But rode early to work to finish the gluing of my own wheels as the ones I borrowed from Patrik was going down to Gothenburg on the winning bike, deserved better than me. Impressive that me and Patrik fixed one cyclocross bike each for a World Champion the last two days 😀 Love my job sometimes.

Got a pair of 38mm cheep used carbon wheels that was lighter than expected:

The weights are with some glue and tape on the front wheel. Glued a pair of Challenge Grifo tires and the result looks awesome if you ask me:

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Forgot to check the weight before I left from work today so will do that tomorrow morning and update this post.

What do you think?

Pictures from the weekend

The weekend is over, the racing is over and a big THANK YOU to all the people who made this awesome racing in Stora Skuggan, Stockholm possible! Let’s do all we can to make this event bigger, better and more spread to all the non cyclists too.

Here is some random pictures from women and men elite race and some from the Men 40 yesterday:

Are you ready for CX Nationals tomorrow?

Last training this morning and trying my new tires. Feels like it was a long time riding CX tubulars but the difference is huge. Took a couple of pictures looking at Järla Sjö:

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Flower Power today, Floral Kit from Warsaw Cycling and Sako7 flowersocks 😉

Met up with this fast dude. A DHer who both got the skills and speed for CX, will be interesting to see what Alexander Kangas can manage tomorrow:

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Rode for an hour and discussed riders and how great it was to ride in the sun with all colours. Will be awesome tomorrow.

Map and stats: Strava

Me and the others in Men 30 starts at 10.30 tomorrow. Women elite 11.30. Men elite 13.15 and Men 40/50 at 14.30

All sent live on Sportway

Welcome to cheer on the slower CK Valhall guy in Men 30 😉 I need it

#1 Superprestige in Gieten, First 2 days of CX in Sweden

The year of The Netherlands?

In the womens race it was three riders in the top all the time. Sanne Cant, Ellen van Loy and Sophie de Boer. Behind Elle Anderson (nice to see her race in Europe) and Sanne van Paassen in the end.

Sanne van Paassen back CX racing after a long time off after being injured (using a Specialized Evade to gain extra speed?):

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In the end it got like this:

1. Sanne Cant – BKCP

2. Ellen van Loy – Telenet-Fidea

3. Sophie de Boer – Parkhotel Valkenburg

4. Sanne van Paassen – Boels-Dolmans

5. Elle Anderson – Parkhotel Valkenburg

And then the men’s race, with the brothers Van der Poel and Niels Albert on the side instead of winning like last year.

Mathieu van der Poel started superfast but dropped a bit after a lap. Instead it was Lars van der Haar and Kevin Pauwels in the front, that got some extra time after Tom Meussen crashed. Kevin Pauwels faded and it seemed like a clear victory for van der Haar. But Mathieu van der Poel found som power and chased back up, attacked on last lap and got some room and won. Impressive! Sven Nys rode safe and strong and ended 3rd.

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1. Mathieu van der Poel – BKCP-PowerPlus

2. Lars van der Haar – Giant Development Team

3. Sven Nys – Crelan

4. David van der Poel – BKCP-PowerPlus

More info about it here: Superprestige Gieten

And in Sweden it has been racing in Stockholm at the first 2 races in the Swedish CX Cup. Same winners both days with Ida Jansson in the womens race and Calle Friberg in the mens race.