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Women's Cycling Saturday

It has felt like months since our last quiet Saturday at home with no obligations. I looked back on the blogs and it's only been 5 weeks. 

July 11th : A Good Saturday

Fortunately, nothing was on the schedule for today other than a cycling photo shoot. But first, there were two international women's pro cycling races to follow.

La Route de France Féminine was on twitter at #RDF2015. Thanks to several spectators and team staff, we could follow the action in 140 character spurts. Today was the 6th and final stage, won by Giorgia Bronzini from Wiggle Honda. The overall winner was her Wiggle Honda teammate Elisa Longo Borghini with American Amber Neben in 2nd.


Meanwhile in Norway, the Ladies Tour of Norway was being streamed live. Today was the 1st stage after yesterday's criterium win by American Shelley Olds from Alé Cipollini. I was pleased (and cheering at the laptop) to see another American in the break and go on to win. Congrats to Megan Guarnier from Boels Dolmans on not only the leader's jersey, but also the mountain and points jerseys! More links and updates #lton2015.
Screen grab from the live stream as Megan crosses the finish line!

At that point, we had to leave for the photo shoot. In preparation for the new Max Testa Training website, a professional photographer took photos at the bike studio in our MTT kits doing a cycling class. It was the first time I had been on my bike since the previous Thursday and with my back pain, I was cautious but found that a little blood flow was helping.

Since our friends came up for the shoot and planned to ride after, I sucked it up and rode for an hour with them. We kept a decent pace and talked the entire time, which kept my mind occupied rather than thinking about pain. I was wiped out after that, so spent the rest of the day icing and sleeping and following domestic women's cycling coverage.

Pro cyclist Olivia Dillon was at the Leadville Mountain Bike Race and live tweeting results #lt100women. Awesome to see winner Annika Langvad from Specialized with a new course record!


Finally, I finished up my women's cycling Saturday by watching the Rochester Criterium live stream. Tara Whitten went away solo and won the race, followed by the field sprint which finished in the same order as the USA Cycling NCC Standings - Sam Schneider, Erica Allar, and Tina Pic.

Even though DNA K4 didn't podium, great to see them in photos and on the live feed! Can't miss that great kit.

As always, plenty of women's cycling coverage at ProWomensCycling.com and Ella Cycling Tips.

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