Amalie Dideriksen!!!

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One of the worlds best sprinter, Kirsten Wild with help from the best national team seen in Women’s World Championships, The Netherlands got 2nd spot.

They chased down the breakaway, set up a pace with Annemiek van Vleuten that made it hard for many to keep up with and they delivered Wild to just finish it.

But it’s easy to go too hard, too early and from nowhere the 20 year Amalie Dideriksen passed even without electronic gears and aero helmet. Was awesome too see and I recommend everyone to watch the replay and see how a bikerace on a boring track without spectators should be won.

Congratulations Amalie Dideriksen, Denmark and Boels-Dolmans!

1. Amalie Dideriksen – Denmark

2. Kirsten Wild – The Netherlands

3. Lotta Lepistö – Finland

4. Lizzie Deignan – Great Britain

More about it here: CyclingTips and Boels-Dolmans

Aviva Women’s Tour

If you of some reason missed this, here are the highlights from the 5 stage race in U.K. last week:

Ronde van Vlaanderen

The biggest spring classic yesterday and what a race. Watch the final kilometers here:

Results:

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Boels-Dolmans
  2. Emma Johansson – Wiggle-High5
  3. Chantal Blaak – Boels-Dolmans
  4. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans
  5. Elisa Longo Borghini – Wiggle-High5
  6. Ellen Van Dijk – Boels-Dolmans
  7. Annemiek Van Vleuten – Orica-AIS

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Awesome racing today but no livestream 😦 It’s sad but here is the highlights from todays Women World Tour race in Italy:

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Boels-Dolmans
  2. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans
  3. Jolanda Neff – Servetto-Footon
  4. Emma Johansson – Wiggle-High5
  5. Alena Amialiusik – Canyon Sram Racing
  6. Anna Van der Breggen – Rabo-LIV
  7. Katarzyna Niewiadoma – Rabo-LIV
  8. Annemiek Van Vleuten – Orica-AIS

Cyclingnews and Inside Specialized

Cyclingnews has it’s TVseries called Incycle, here is the first episode of 2016. Where Lizzie Armitstead talks about the style of Sagan, hmm. I thought Armistead was the most stylish World Champ. Yes she looks awesome but that wasn’t the point, she got style and class racing. Watch and enjoy the latest:

And for the first (?) time I will talk about triathlon, I’m not a fan but got many good triathlete friends and it’s a great sport to keep your body look as good as possible. First Inside video from Specialized is about a women I’ve tried to keep up with on Le Peloton and the first (and only) women who has given me a birthdaycake in Stockholm. Worth watching this video about Lisa Norden:

Strade Bianche

The Spring Classic I really want to ride. So beautiful and always great racing. Stybar isn’t perfect as he couldn’t repeat his last years victory but ended 2nd after Cancellara.

One that seems perfect is Lizzie Armitstead, check the highlights from the race yesterday:

But she isn’t perfect either, she needs to learn by Tony Martin how a proper cycling cap looks like and how to wear on the podium. But awesome racing 🙂

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

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Everyone was talking about Wiggins hour record attempt but how big news was this evenings Steves hour record attempt?

Evelyn Stevens broke the World hour record this evening onboard her Specialized S-Works Shiv TT! She is a women showing that it’s not to late to start riding even if you haven’t done juniors.

And so back to Europe but continuing on the same line. The ”real” racing started today with the funniest races, a.k.a. the Classics. Where Greg van Avermaet always is there but never wins (until today). And where the women’s race goes on the same circuit on the same day.

But it’s Belgium and not an equal country so while there is full focus on the men’s race there isn’t a single stream from the women’s race. Not sent live on Belgium TV or somewhere else.

There is something special about when the World Champion wins, when the world champion wins with 29 seconds it’s impressive and Lizzie Armitstead showed the world today that she still is the best:

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I wanted to see that race!!! But now all we can see are some pictures and Resultsand yes, she used Sram Red eTap.

Women’s World Tour and Thereabouts

It’s getting bigger, it’s getting better, 2016 is the year it will all change and hopefully it will be magic. Women’s World Cup has ended and they get a World Tour with many more races, like the men’s World Tour. More is getting broadcasted too so let’s follow it and cheer for our favourites

Before 2016 it’s tomorrow. Friday the 11th of December and the only day it’s possible to watch Thereabouts Reprise documentary. 4 guys riding from Boulder to Moab in epic terrain. If you don’t understand, go check www.thereabouts.com.au for the 1st video. Here is a teaser and don’t miss it tomorrow:

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World Cup winner and now World Champion

People talks about Bradley Wiggins. But he has stopped doing road cycling.

Lizzie Armitstead has shown who rules the ”world”: The Queen.

Had wished it was Emma Johansson who had outsprinted Anna van der Breggen but there are many good women cyclists making the racing tight.

  1. Lizzie Armitstead – Great Britain
  2. Anna van der Breggen – the Netherlands
  3. Megan Guarnier – USA
  4. Elisa Longo Borghini – Italy
  5. Emma Johansson – Sweden

For superb pictures catching both race and atmosphere. Follw this link: Cyclephotos