Vitalogic Astrokalb Radunion NÖ Women cycling Team Mid-Racing season update !
The ladies in Funkier gear have some intresting race insights and stories from the 1st half of the season, continue reading down below!
Elise’s first race of the season
Oostduinkerke, Belgium 12/3/16
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Elise Maes racing hard in Oostduinkerke, Belgium
“Yuppie, first race of the season is done and I managed to reach the finish line after 13 laps and 96 km! In order to get some racing kilometers and get used to racing rhythm before Pajot Classic Hills on 30th of March, which is the first race with my team NÖ Vitalogic Astrokalb.
I started my season with a small race in Oostduinkerke in Belgium. The closed circuit was flat, which is typical for those type of races in Belgium and because it was near the sea, there was also a nice wind… The first crash already happened in the first lap, but fortunately I could swerve it by riding through the grass alongside the road. The race was very fast and there were several attacks, but none managed to last until the end. At the end I managed to finish the race in the first group, but I really have to work on my sprints. After a long winter training, it was exciting to finally start racing season and I’m looking forward to the first race with my team.”
Team presentation with new Funkier helmet – Castor
Elise finishing strong in the front group
More race news from Belgium and Italy
Christina Perchtold, Team captain raced in Pajot Hills Classic Race (UCI 1.2)
Gooik, Belgium 30/3/16
The first races are in the books. Our team started on March 30th at the belgian spring classic race Pajot Hills Classics. The whole team did a great job and a solid race between 190 participants from all world tour teams. The course was typically for that area: cobbles, cold, wind, small roads and full gas from the beginning to the end. Christina was able to win the first mountain challenge and managed to get 37th in the end. Elise did a great race in the same group as christina and got 69th.
Hard finish uphill
Cobblestones are only for toughest racers
Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team won the Pajot Hills race in sprint finish.
Trofeo Ernesto Cavalli Camiche race
Cremona, Italy 2/4/16
Just a few days later a minimalized team, including Astrid, Julia and Christina started at the national italian race Trofeo Ernesto Cavalli Camiche. It was a very hecitc race on a completely flat course. There were a lot of crashes. But the worst crash was 800m before the finish in the first row. All our team riders had a good position before the crash but then they had to stop and the race was finished. No good result for our team. However thats cycling.
Astrid, Julia and Tina are ready for the national race in Cremona, Italy
The last race update is from the youngest team member, Sarah Danzl
GP Fliegerhorst Race
Markersdorf, Austria 10/4/16
“Yesterday we rode our first austrian race of the season called GP Fliegerhorst. The weather conditions were really bad, rainy and windy and lots of mud. During the race there were numerous attacks but we managed to avoid every attempt of other teams. Christina got away with a small leadergroup at the beginning of the race.
For me personally, as the youngest team member, it was a tough race and really fast. I really liked racing with 8 of my teammates.
Christina won the race and because we all finished with good results we managed to win the team-classement!”
Great win for christina and the team
Rainy technical and fast course