Healthy Ageing Tour 2018 - Stage 1

Whilst making the drive to Heerenveen for the opening stage of the Healthy Ageing Tour it dawned on me that I hadn’t shot a time trial since the World Championships last September. Hoping tin the back of my mind I could still remember how I headed onto the course to find the best sector of the course to offer some variety in the options to shoot whilst still being able to get back for the podium.

Anna continued her winning ways from the weekend with a more traditional TT effort than Sunday. Tomorrow we have a first road stage, I’m hoping for some strong wins to spice up the action!

It takes a certain kind of trust to allow someone to pin on your race number to your skin suit. Hopefully you can trust your sister!

Christina Siggaard warms up.

Anna van der Breggen on her way to the race lead.

Mieke Kröger crosses the water.

Chantal Blaak on her way to second place finish.

Alice Barnes speeds to an impressive seventh place finish.

Trine Schmidt charging out of a corner.

Rachele Barbieri back in action with Wiggle High5 after a post-track holiday.

Tanja Erath speeding through the fields around Heerenveen.

An easier way to travel around the course.

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