"I’d call the course moderately technical, but with the rain we had this evening, the course was made to be super technical. Everyone raced in the rain, but it was coming down really heavy for the last 15 or so riders. Emma [Johansson] caught the full brunt of that. I don’t suppose it made much of a difference because everyone rode in terrible conditions."
— ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : In His Own Words: Sport Director Dave McPartland on Elsy Jacobs Prologue
Twitter / Emma Johansson
Good luck in Luxembourg, Emma!
"It’s been a big week for women’s racing news - good and bad. We’ve seen some fantastic racing in Italy, with Rabobank and Specialized-lululemon dominating the competitions: Marianne Vos winning the Festival Luxembourgeois Elsy Jacobs and Evelyn Stevens winning Gracia-Orlová in the Czech Republic - but we’ve also seen the Tour of Languedoc-Roussillon cancelled, and just today, it’s been announced that the Giro Trentino has been reduced from three to two dates."
Women’s racing update - Gracia-Orlová, Elsy Jacobs and some bad news… - Podium Cafe
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"” Vos wins Lux GC, 2nd on stage to van Vleuten. Big crash in narrow turns 300m from finish, Bronzini ?? collarbone ?? “"
— Twitter / @WomensCycling
" ” Crash in the sprint today…Had the luck on my side and did not went down!Bit sad to miss out of topplace but happy to go home in 1 piece :) “"
— Twitter / Emma Johansson: Festival Luxembourg final stage
" ” Didn’t know,that I can be so angry…But to be crashed on top position just 300m before finish is real shit! :-( sorry 4my teammate Romy too ” "
— Twitter / Hanka Kupfernagel on final stage Festival Elsy Jacobs
"” Tasted Tarmac at 300m to go, at Least I had @LUCYMARTIN05 for company. Nice to hear @KatieColclough1 won today! only skin nothing broken! “"
— Twitter / Lizzie Armitstead: on Festival Elsy Jacobs final stage