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

Tour of California stage 1

Yesterday the latest event in the Women WorldTour started in USA. And what is better than winning your first WorldTour race as National Champion in your home country. Think Megan Guarnier was pretty happy with the victory:

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Video from the stage here. Soon time for TTT on todays stage.

La Flèche Wallone

Yesterday was the Fleche Wallone day and Rabo-Liv wanted to do as last year, take the win with Anna van der Breggen. Didn’t find a good replay but here are some highlights:

  1. Anna van der Breggen – Rabo-Liv
  2. Evelyn Stevens – Boels-Dolmans
  3. Megan Guarnier – Boels-Dolmans

Full results: ProCyclingStats

Emakumeen Bira last 10km

Thought of sharing the highlights from yesterdays and todays stage but it hasn’t come up yet 😦

But Boels-Dolmans is a great team even on social media so they shared a link to the last 10km of the last stage today:

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A great race which even was livestreamed 🙂 Missed some work from Elisa Longo Borghini for Emma Johansson but otherwise great race.

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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.

CX Peloton and the big Plouay

A bike can’t talk but it can give signals. My cx started to collect dust and begged to go out today so announced a gravelride after work but without answers.

Tried the Peloton CXloop for the first time with my own Crux. Last time I did it on a cx it was my boss Crux Pro the 25th March. Today the plan was just to have fun, no higher goals and I succeeded. My Crux feels stiff, fast but also so quiet. Took some pictures for you:

A little after this on the gravel out to Erstavik I found my gears limit, 40-11 was a bit too easy with tailwind. 😀 Around the small lap and then back. Went pretty good with not to big effort. And then I met a guy with orange bartape, could only be one so we stopped and met. Magnus was out training too.

Had a chat that ruined my Le Peloton Stravasegment but was nice in the sun 😀 A reason to ride it again in the sun and try to beat some personal records. Maybe next saturday.

Got a personal record of the little lap out in Erstavik today but a lot segments behind the ride I did in March 😉 Then it wasn’t as dusty as today so better grip then.

Map and stats: Strava

and the important thing today which I’ve missed. Womens last world cup of 2015 in Plouay!

Grand Prix de Plouay-Bretagne was today with a great podium. If you like me was out riding when it was UCI got a replay. Watch and enjoy Emma Johansson beat a World Champion: