Superlight AX and Pavé recon

If it should be light, it should be AX-Lightness I think. Making light parts that work and look good, specially their Vial Evo frame, like the clean design where they didn’t make it alla black. Now soon you can buy the lighter Vial Evo Ultra and here the AX-Lightness man himself Alex showing it for R2-Bike:

And a complete other thing where you don’t want the lightest parts but parts that keep together and add as much comfort as possible. Paris-Roubaix tomorrow. And Cannondale-Garmin did a recon. Here with my friend Kristoffer Skjerping in focus:

If you want to see more about the cool bike Cannondale-Garmin is trying to beet Etixx-Quick Step with you can find one here: Velonews

Yesterdays sunny Ronde van Vlaanderen

Some people get better weather than others, some ride faster than others. Not jealous, just want to ride fast in better weather 😉

Highlights from the womens race yesterday with some beautiful views of the ”Swedish” town Zingem:

The Belgians can cheer so much for a Swede. Than we can do better. We need a better fan culture in this country.

Emma Johansson ended 13th. Great ride by Annemiek van Vleuten, I like offensive riders 🙂

BMC filmed inside the peloton and breakaway of the men’s race:

And here is the last 30km of the men’s race. which I have to watch as we followed the last part of the race on the radio in a car towards the airport yesterday.

Happy that my second favorite won 🙂

Tour de San Luis stage 5

Yesterday it was a 17,4km time trial in San Luis, Argentina. First time I ever followed this race and it’s all because of this guy:

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Kristoffer Skjerping was racing for Team Joker last season, now he is racing for Cannondale-Garmin. With Swedish POC 🙂 14th on the first stage and 37th yesterday. 2 seconds behind Thomas Voeckler and 5 seconds in front of Mark Cavendish.

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And the top 3:

1. Adriano Malori – Movistar

2. Michal Kwiatkowski – Etixx-Quick Step

3. Hugo Houle – AG2R La Mondiale

First big race

Tour de San Luis starts today and is the first Pro Tour race for my friend Kristoffer Skjerping. The rider this year I always will cheer for more than Zdenek Stybar. He’s riding for Garmin-Cannondale.

To start the racing season, here’s a recon done by Etixx-Quick Step with the World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski:

videotuesday: Team Joker 10 years

The continental team that helped pro’s like Lars Petter Nordhaug, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Alexander Kristoff, Vegard Breen, Vegard Stake Laengen and Kristoffer Skjerping up to the highest level. Celebrated 10 years some days ago and here is a video with some highlights from the years. (even including me at 10min)

Norway wins u23 men World Championships

Was sitting in the car with two riders on our way to Duo Normand when we heard the super news from Spain. Men World Championships u23 results:
1. Svein Erik Bystrøm – Norway
2. Caleb Ewan – Australia
3. Kristoffer Skjerping – Norway
4. Tiesj Benoot – Belgium
5. Sondre Holst Enger – Norway

Only one who isn’t a pro is our team mate Skjerping in Team Joker. Every time should want to sign him after this year.

Here is a interview with Bystrøm now riding for Katusha uci

The day of racing

Thought of riding my bike after my mum left today but to little time and to many exciting races.

Womens road World Cup in Vårgårda, Sweden:

1. Chantal Blaak – Specialized-Lululemon

The World Cup XCO in Meribel, France:

Women elite:

1. Jolanda Neff – Liv Pro XC Team

2. Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå – Multivan Merida Biking Team

3. Pauline Ferrand Prevot – Liv Pro XC Team

Men elite:

1. Nino Schurter – Scott-Odlo Racing Team

2. Julien Absalon – BMC Racing

3. Manuel Fumic – Cannondale Factory Racing

All racing in Meribel for the tragic death of Annefleur Kalvenhaar:

Then i checked the text stream a bit of Tour de l’Avenir, a U23 road stage race in France:

1. Kristoffer Skjerping – Team Joker

Missed Vattenfall Cyclassic:

1. Alexander Kristoff – Katusha

Also Enduro World Series Crankworx in Canada:

Women elite:

1. Cecile Ravanel

Men elite:

1. Jared Graves

And now it is the last stage of USA Pro Challenge that is the last race of Jens Voigts career, live now after 20.30

Racing all day 😀

 

After Tour Alsace

Back home this night after some hours of driving and a last stage since I had internet last time.

Been a long week together with good friends, fast riders, cool bikes, beautiful small French villages, wineyards and mountains that I want to ride myself.

With sunshine:

Tight masters through the beautiful towns:

And great views from the car:

Almost met an old friend, missed meeting a new friend and met a weightweenie. Pictures of how it looks when a boring flat stage got really excited on sunday you can find here: Elisa Haumesser

Read about my favourite team from the race you can do here in Norwegian: Team Joker

Hadeland GP + Ringerike GP

Has been working with Team Joker this weekend and didn’t have motivation or time to blog so much so mostly Twitter/Instagram. But now I’m back home after a good weekend. Saturdays race wasn’t so good for us but it still ended with a 4th place.

1. Rasmus Guldhammar – Team Trefor – Blue Water

2. Lasse Bøchmann – Cult Energy Vital Water

3. Michael Olsson – Team Ringeriks – Kraft

4. Odd Christian Eiking – Team Joker

with a long steep climb to the finish. All results here: Hadeland GP

Today it was Ringerike GP, that Reidar Borgersen from Team Joker won last year. Another race this year and I thought Team Joker did a great job through the race except in the end. Jo in a breakaway with 10 others first, then alone. Edvin and Oscar setting up the race and then Philip helping Kristoffer to get up to the first riders in the Riperbakke climb that they where doing 5 times. Last time Kristoffer Skjerping still looked good in the front:

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Odd also in that group that became smaller. Something happened in the last straight and Skjerping who is a really quick sprint didn’t manage to get to the first guys.

1. Magnus Cort Nielsen – Cult Energy Vital Water

2. Sven Erik Bystrøm – Team Öster Hus – Ridley

3. Kristoffer Skjerping – Team Joker

4. Rasmus Mygind – Team Trefor – Blue Water

5. Odd Christian Eiking – Team Joker

All results: Ringerike GP