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Posted - 09 May 2011 :  09:34:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Good win in Belgium for Eileen Roe At St Gillies !!! Well done

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Posted - 09 May 2011 :  14:31:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lead group of 10 riders. Eileen very convincingly won the sprint, crossing the line very stylish:,248
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Posted - 10 May 2011 :  17:59:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another update on the racing over here in Europe with my Dutch team. On Saturday 7th May I travelled to Beglium some 2.5hrs away from where I'm staying here in Holland with my team mates. The day was very hot & was easily over 25degrees so taking to lining up on the start line some 30mins before the start is something that takes a while to get used too. Yet again the wind was EVER present & played a part in the race along with a 2km cobbled section (which seemed to go on forever!) Before we hit the cobbles a cross wind on a very narrow road was what decided the groups just before we hit the cobbles. Myself, Laura Trott & Sarah Reynolds stayed very close to each other the whole race & worked well together helping each other move up the bunch in the cross winds & collecting bottles for each other. The bunch split at 50km into the race all over the cobbles & i found myself hanging off the 2nd bunch & popped 2 gels straight after that section. I dont know whats worse racing on the cobbles or straight after they finish & trying to stay with the bunch on the tarmark. The 2nd group had to make up a min on the first group which was completed before we hit the small 8km loops *7. The break didnt go untill 3laps to go which featured all of the big teams but was only 17sec coming into the finish. The bunch kick was very messy with a couple of traffic islands here & there. Trott had decided if she had anything left for the bunch kick then she would lead me out but as it came into the finish i found a gap open up on the left hand side & took that option. I came home in 19th place in my second UCI race of this year.
1. Winanda Spoor Dolmans Landscaping Team 02:57:25 75 25

2. Heleen Van Vliet AA Drink - zt. 70 15

3. Christine Majerus Team GSD Gestion zt. 65 10

4. Shara Gillow zt. 60 8

5. Kaat Hannes Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 zt. 55 6

6. Marlene Wintgens Ucs Crabbé Performance VOO zt. 50 5

7. Liesbet De Vocht Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 00:10 48 4

8. Belinda Goss 00:17 46 3

9. Sjoukje Dufoer Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 zt. 44 2

10. Evelyn Arys Sengers Ladies Cycling Team zt. 42 1

11. Rochelle Gilmore Lotto Honda Team zt. 40 -

12. Sofie De Vuyst Lotto Honda Team zt. 38 -

13. Anne Eversdijk Rabo Lady Force zt. 36 -

14. Annelies Dom Wielerclub Steeds Vooraan - Kontich W.... zt. 34 -

15. Lensy Debboudt zt. 32 -

16. Kim De Baat Dura Vermeer Cycling Team zt. 30 -

17. Nina Kessler Dolmans Landscaping Team zt. 28 -

18. Anne Aernouts Dura Vermeer Cycling Team zt. 26 -

19. Eileen Roe Moving Ladies zt. 24 -

20. Annelies Van Doorslaer Topsport Vlaanderen - Ridley 2012 zt. 22 -

21. Sanne Cant

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caffine coppi
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Posted - 10 May 2011 :  22:26:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eileen, great riding but.... black socks!....NO!
Sorry, well done and good luck for the rest of the year, JD.
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Posted - 11 May 2011 :  19:13:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i like the black socks..easy to restore after a wet and dirty day too...i'm off to get a pair forthwith....i used to be an ultra traditionalist like caffeine coppi til my mummy got me a pair of tartan cycling shorts and made me wear them ....frenklyorthodox
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