Vårgårda Road Race 2019

If you looked at the forecast a few days ago you wouldn’t have believed it, some how it stayed dry for the whole race! Another win for Marta Bastianelli, her eighth of the year and yet her team, Virtu still can’t find a sponsor!

That’s the Swedish leg of the mini-Scandinavian tour done. Tomorrow it’s time to head up to Halden for a few days relaxing before the Ladies Tour of Norway gets underway.

Below is a selection of photos from today’s road race and if you enjoy them, then don’t forget to visit our Kickstarter for The Road Book 2019. A coffee table book of the 2019 women’s road cycling season!

 

‘To me…’ ‘To you…’

 

Lourdes Oyarbide checks out all that gravel

 

Valcar Cylance have time for a quick coffee stop before the race

 

Fans prepare for the race to arrive

 

The peloton charge across the first gravel sector

 

Locals wait for the race to arrive

 

Gracie’s back! Feels like I haven’t seen her for ages!

 

The leaders approach

 

 

Anna van der Breggen crosses the third gravel sector

 

Here come the escapees

 

Amalie Dideriksen charging to the top of the climb

 

Elisa Longo Borghini sets the pace

 

Bang that drum!

 

Lizzie Deignan attacks!

 

Sarah Roy gets a gap

 

Jip van den Bos living up to her name translation ‘from the forest’

 

Eri Yonamine leads the break

 

Aude Biannic sets the pace

 

Eri Yonamine charging into the woods

 

That was a close finish!

 

Virtu Cycling DS, Carmen Small celebrates the win with Marta Bastianelli

 

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