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!
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:
Video from the stage here. Soon time for TTT on todays stage.
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:
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:
I wanted to see that race!!! But now all we can see are some pictures and Results. and yes, she used Sram Red eTap.
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.