2017 Ladies Tour of Norway Stage 2

It was a long and hard day. I decided to drive the course in the morning – which meant that by 9am, I had already driven the whole stage and was already having breakfast. We ended up being quite lucky as it wasn’t raining – as it was raining all the way through my morning course recce.

It was a hard day, because passing the peloton seemed to be really hard today. We had no problems yesterday, somehow today the riders seemed to be less inclined to pull over for a minute for us to pass. My Norwegian moto guys is super calm, so he just beeps and beeps and beeps and beeps until we are through, but sometimes it takes 15-20 km until we could pass and it means that we miss spots inadvertently. It’s another learning for tomorrow – when I recce stage 3, also make notes for passability of certain sections.

Jolien D’Hoore talks to the inCycle camera crew before Stage 2

Emilia Fählin gets a final leg rub

The peloton rides over the first of many bridges of Stage 2

The peloton approaches the halfway point

The peloton rides through a forest

Silvia Valsecchi is on her way to become the most active rider two days in a row

Nicole Hanselmann leads the chase

Christina Perchtold suffers a flat tyre

The peloton rides past a wheat field

The wounds of Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz are being treated after a crash while she is waiting for a new bike

A small group disappears behind a wheat field

The peloton is back together

The peloton ascends an unmarked climb

Greta Richioud approaches the finish circuit

Katarzyna Pawlowska looks back to check the rest of the break

The peloton chases the break

The break heads out for the final lap around Fredrikstad

WM3 Pro Cycling Team riders cool down after the stage

Chloe Hosking rides to the podium

Amalie Dideriksen cools down after the stage

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