World Cup Nove Mesto

What an awesome racing day. Not the worst to be home laying in the sofa with a cold when it’s such action live on the computer. Alexandra Engen is moving up again. Ranked 2nd in the world and took the lead early in the race, falling back a bit but ended 4th which is a spot better than last week 🙂 Top three here:

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Well worth seeing if you missed it. Replay here: Red Bull

And then the mens race. Emil Lindgren got a good start and was in front of Nino Schurter for a while before dropping back. The big favourite Jaroslav Kulhavy riding Burry Stander style with slammed stem (-24°) without top cap went down hard on the Rock’n’Roll section and ended far back. Nino Schurter pushed hard all race with Julien Absalon on his wheel. Like racing should be with the favourites showing how things should be done. Schurter did like last year and attacked in the last climb and took the win again:

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A small thing from todays race is that Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos rode Sram XX1 with a chainguide.

Replay of the race here: Red Bull

Behind the Barriers and new Dura-Ace

Behind the Barriers with Jeremy Powers is back. Season 3 and episode 1 came out today, don’t miss:

And then Shimano made a video about the history and testing of the new Dura-Ace 9000 and Dura-Ace Di2 9070: