Two weeks in Italy can mean only one thing: chaos! The lifestyle here is dictated not by rules, but by organized chaos. Unpredictable traffic, weather, people. And don’t get me started about the racing! Oh wait, I guess that’s what I am about to write about… We returned home to the base in Castronno all fairly smashed from the tour in Czech, and from the long drives. Luckily we were blessed with a recovery week of rides no longer than two hours at an easy pace, and were free to go off and enjoy our spare time. I took this… View Post

Hi all, just a little ode to a classic 90’s hit revamped in the theme of cycling. This is the original if you don’t know what I am talking about… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI Ladies and Gentlemen of the European racing season of 2012. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now. Unlike some, you are enjoying the power and beauty of your youth,… View Post

There have been some big ups and downs since my last post. We had a hard weekend of racing in Belgium and I managed to earn my first podium, a 2nd place in Omloop van Borselle! Then the next day we raced GP Stadt Roselare, the last of the spring classics. A very hard day in the saddle! Then we jumped straight into the cars for the 1400km journey to Gracia Orlova, a 5-day tour in the Czech Republic. Omloop van Borselle was one of the coldest and most miserable days on the bike and many of the other girls… View Post