Orica AIS’s Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) secured a dominant overall victory in the Emakumeen Euskal Bira in the Basque region of Spain.
The Emakumeen Euskal Bira is a women’s cycling race held in the Basque region of Spain. It has been held annually since 1988, starting out as a two stage race and building up to five stages in 2007.
The Swedish champion had a final overall lead of 38 seconds over second place Elisa Longo Borghini.
. Well done Erica.
There are a few classic climbs in Adelaide, one of them being Greenhill Road, just a short 7 km drive east of Adelaide.
At 7.2km long, it is one of Adelaide longest continuous climbs, but the climb isn’t the scarey part, that comes on the way back down with the ravine opening up on your left shoulder half way down.
Hard to believe that there are still some riders out there who are still to tackle this great climb. Go on, give it a go, its not that hard. My only recommendation is to tackle it early morning. Anything after mid morning and the traffic builds up and it becomes uncomfortable
ok, now for the fun
Another young Australian has done himself proud this last week. Wearing the yellow jersey on Stage 4 after a brilliant 2nd place in the previous days ITT, Rohan, grinding the big ring all the way up the Montée de Valmorel (it is only 12.7km at 7%, equivalent to 2 Greenhill Roads kind of), stayed with the elite until the final 2.5 km.
Eventually finishing 59 seconds before the Kenyan whoops, I meant English) Chris Froome from Team Sky.
Rohan rides for UCI ProTeam Garmin-Sharp and was born in 1990 in Ashford, Adelaide, and currently and resides in Adelaide.
- Height: 1.82 m
- Weight: 72 kg
- 2012 UCI World Championships, U23 TT – 2nd
- 2012 Australian National Championships, U23 RR – 1st
- 2012 Australian National Championships, U23 TT – 1st
- 2012 Tour Down Under, GC – 5th
- 2012 Tour Down Under, KOM – 1st
Adelaide Dirty Dozen
Following on from the success of last years inaugural Dirty Dozen, this years ADD is expected to attract more die hards.
Over 3000m vertical in approximately 100km over a ‘Bakers Dozen’ of hills close to Adelaide, this years ADD is scheduled for
Starting and finishing at Red Berry Espresso, L’Estrange St, Glenside, hills will be in order of:
- Mt Osmond (Hayward Dve) – 2.3km @ 9.7%
- Gill Tce – 0.5km @ 12.8%
- Heatherbank Tce – 0.6km @ 10.3%
- Kensington Rd – 1.3km @ 11.5%
- Coach Rd – 2.4km @ 9.8%
- Knox Tce – 1.4km @ 9.4%
- Ridgeland Dve – 0.7km @ 12.5%
- Burdetts Rd – 1.7km @ 7%
- Nicols Rd (up and back) – 0.7km @ 11.7% & 0.5km @ 12.9%
- Knotts Hill / Pound Rd – 2.7km @8%
- Fernhurst Rd (Cherryville) – 2.1km @10.8%
- Corkscrew Rd – 2.5km @8.9%
- Coach House Dve / Woodlands Way – 2.7km @10.1%
With many ‘bonus’ lumps and bumps in between. According to Ride With GPS (which admittedly does read a little high) – 3595m vertical all up.
Join the revolution and join the ADD Facebook page Adelaide Dirty Dozen
Tour of Australia – Climbing Cyclist
Continuing from last weeks excellent route being pulled together by the Climbing Cyclist for the hypothetical Tour of Australia, the next 7 stages take us from South Australia and into Victoria.
Website of the Week – 99designs
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Photo of the Week
Floods in Europe are causing havoc.
Toy of the Week
They’re part of Giro’s monthly First Friday limited edition release series. Only 400 pairs were made, so you will be lucky to find some.
Every pair includes a matching iPhone slip case. Basic details include a 6.5mm thick Easton EC90 carbon sole, SuperNatural insole fit kit with adjustable arch support and 210g weight.
till next week