Our weekend at the Women’s Worldtour in Vårgårda Sweden

Coverphoto: sportfoto.nl/SF Road 2016

Friday started with a 42.5km team time trial in the evening. Our girls raced a steady TTT, but was not able to get the speed high enough from start. As the girls got into the race they were able to speed up, but at this level it was a little too late to achieve the top ten result they are capable of. The race was won by Boels Dolmans Les videre

Podium and fifth overall for Emilie in Ladies Tour of Norway (2.1)

Coverphoto: Eventfotografene / Jan Tore Sveen

First stage offered rain, rain and then some rain. Emilie was able to take some bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint to take the virtual lead. Unfortunately, as the peloton started the local laps in Fredrikstad, Nicole Hanselmann (Cervelo-Bigla) got a gap to the peloton. Thalita De Jong (Raboliv) tried to bridge up to the Swiss lady, but Hanselmann stayed away for the win with De Jong taking
2nd. Behind in the peloton Lucinda Brand (RaboLiv) sprinted to 3rd to complete the podium. With the bonus seconds and 11th on the stage Emilie was 4th in the GC after first day. Les videre

Great victory in Prudential RideLondon Classique (WWT)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl/SF Road 2016

Saturday we raced the Prudential RideLondon Classique, a one day Womens Worldtour event. The circuit race was held in central London with a 5.5km loop going past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and with start & finish on the Mall along St James’s Park. London knows how to put together a good race for the riders closing big roads, taking precautions to make it a safe event and engaging people to come out and watch. The spectators were great and made racing on these iconic roads an even bigger experience. Not many places can compete with the atmosphere found in London Les videre