Coach, Ruud Verhagen said: “The girls rode well today but the lead-out at the end was not perfect. We will assess what we did right and what we did wrong and look to learn from today.”
“As a team were very attentive today,” said Amy after the finish. “At the finish there was some miscommunication and as a result we did not get the sprint quite right. But I think we can be satisfied with the form.”
— Two in the top 10 for Team Giant-Shimano women at Le Samyn » Team Giant-Shimano
"It’s been a huge weekend of racing, with Amy Pieters winning the first European race of the season, the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, in fine style, while over in Costa Rica, Olga Zabelinskaya won the stage race. Let me tell you what happened, and point you to videos, photos and other links - and if any virtual Directeur Sportifs have been wondering about their riders moonlighting at the Track World Champs, I can show you that, too…"
Amy Pieters wins the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, Olga Zabelinskaya wins Costa Rica and more women’s racing updates - Podium Cafe
My round-up of the weekend’s road racing - with all the OhN videos I’ve found, links to blogs and team reports, and more!
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1. Amy Pieters (Liv-Shimano), 2. Emma Johansson (ORICA-AIS), 3. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans)