A try to get fast, intervals with a Pro

It’s said you get fast if you do intervals, doing so with a fast rider like Edvin would be a winning concept. Met up with Edvin here in Borås this morning:

Rode to Kinna and back with what I thought was 5 6min intervals. The first one which I managed to sit on Edvins wheel on was just a warm up. Hmm. The ”real” 4 I claimed on wheel in the beginning but got dropped pretty fast. It was hard but fun to see the difference between us. and happy that there is a lot of difference too. 😉

Great to ride on roads where I’ve been traveling with car and driving on many many times but never ridden on before. Passing the house I grew up in too and talking memories.

A great morning ride which made my legs feel alive, or just waste :p

map and stats: Strava

The Nationals has started!

I’ve been cycling today but more from that on Strava. And a big thanks to Tommy at Öster Cykel for the bike I’ve borrowed this weekend 🙂

Then the national time. Normally it’s just the National Championships on road now but Denmark and Germany already rode their XCO Nationals too. Annika Langvad got the champion jersey once again:

In Germany Helen Grobert won women elite:

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And the coolest german won men elite, Manuel Fumic!

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In Norway they started the road Nationals and today it was men U23. Team Joker with a strong team this year too got the first 3 places 🙂 Odd Christian Eiking won in front of Truls Engen Korsæth and Anders Skaarseth:

Would have loved to see that live 😀

Some highlights from the weekend

A lot of racing this weekend. Team Tre Berg and Crescent D.A.R.E have been showing their power in Sweden with the 2 first road races of our season.

International it has been the U23 Ronde van Vlaanderen with a great 3rd place for Truls Engen Korsæth. Video here: TV OOST

It has been the first DH World Cup in Lourdes. Video here: Red Bull

My friend Filip Eidsheim won the two last stages of Tour du Maroc.

It has been Circuit de Ardennes and Energiwacht Tour which both had a Team Time Trail which ruined a bit for many riders it looked like.

And it has been Paris-Roubaix with another tragic end if you ask me. Etixx-Quick Step have to be smarter in the end so people stop laughing at them:

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)

Polish and Norwegian victories?

Today i was helping Reidar Borgersen and Truls Engen Korsæth in Duo Normand. Looked like this

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And afterwards people wanted photos like this

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A super ride by them and won with 49sec after the 54km pair time trial. Really funny

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Meanwhile I heard from a nice commissary on a motorbike that Michel Kwiatkowski won the world championships! On a Specialized with a Evade helmet that I read a test with yesterday. Faster then Giro Air Attack and even faster then the time trial helmet Kask Bambino, that’s how he could win?

French victory at the worlds!

No Emma Johansson on top today. Pauline Ferrand Prevot won in a sprint!
2. Lisa Brennauer – Germany
3. Emma Johansson – Sweden.
Maybe that’s why they had a Swedish flag in Marigny today:

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Borgersen and Korsæth out trying the course for Duo Normand today in great weather

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Aiming for a great raceday tomorrow here with Team Joker.

Bioracer+Specialized=World Champion!!

Last year Ellen van Dijk won the ITT World Championships. She rode a Specialized Shiv with her national time trial suit from Bioracer. She was the favorite this year too and even when she shifted team from Specialized-Lululemon to Boels-Dolmans she brought Specialized with her. This year she started last and was never in front of Solovey or Brennauer and she got a lot of rain in the end, ended with over a minute back and just a top 10 place.

I’m not so interested in Time Trial so didn’t have so much information who was going to win today or do well. Impressed by Evelyn Stevens from USA who got 3rd:

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And then Anna Solovey from Ukraine on a Giant Trinity which is a really great Time Trialbike, not the easiest to work on but is a good compromise with aero and easy to work on:

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And then we know from the World Championships last year. Ellen van Dijk and Tony Martin both one with the same bike model and suit. And Lisa Brennauer is from Germany so knows that germans can ride fast 😉 Winner and new World Champ Lisa Brennauer:

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So will Tony Martin loose tomorrow and someone else with same kit win? Or will he defend the jersey? And how good will Reidar Borgersen do it?