Clara Lundmark defends Swedish U23 title
The past week was pretty much all about the national championships. Clara Lundmark retained her Swedish U23 title.
Unfortunately, Nathalie Eklund did not get the chance to defend her elite road title. A group stayed ahead and was able to sprint for victory. Carin Winell is Nathalie Eklund’s successor. Last year’s victory will always be a highlight in the history of TALENT Cycling and we are glad that she was able to wear the beautiful Biemme Swedish champions jersey regularly in races.
In the sprint for fifth place, the U23 title was still up for grabs. Behind Emilia Fahlin, Clara Lundmark sprinted to sixth place, which was enough to conquer the U23 title for the second year. Congratulations!
In the Czech Republic, Melissa van Neck raced in the colours of Grant Thornton-Krush Bikes-Tunap Sports. After an eleventh place in the time trial, she was very close to getting a medal in the road race. Van Neck finished in fourth place.
The VAM-Berg in Drenthe was the place where the Dutch championships were held. A month ago, Quinty Ton underwent an operation on her collarbone, but on the brutal course she found her good legs again to finish in 25th place.
A few days before, there was a brilliant experience for Petra Welmers in the Dutch time trial championships. The TALENT Cycling rider rode the 29,6 km course in 46m30s. A 40th place and lots of great insights to build on. Back on the VAM-Berg, Norah Minck rode to sixth place in the Northern district championships.
On the OWC Oldenzaal course Willemijn Prins took the victory in the training race after a succesful lead-out. Carola van de Wetering sprinted to third place in this race. Meanwhile, Lisa van Belle took first place in Honselersdijk, while Freja Ann Smith took victory in Deventer.
Op het parcours van OWC Oldenzaal was het Willemijn Prins die de winst pakte in de massasprint namens Talent Cycling na een geslaagde lead-out. Carola van de Wetering werd derde in deze trainingswedstrijd. Lisa van Belle was de snelste in Honselersdijk, terwijl Freja Ann Smith de winst greep in Deventer.