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Martine Bras

Huge congratulations to Martine!

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"Throughout the Giro Rosa, I had daily Q&As with ORICA-AIS riders Amanda Spratt and Jessie Maclean - so of course I had to have one last chat with Spratty to find out how she was feeling after the race! And I’ve been asking other riders for their post-race thoughts - read on, too, for Q&As with Marijn de Vries, Martine Bras and Emily Collins"

Giro Rosa - Spratty’s last interview, and more rider reactions - Podium Cafe

Huge thanks to all the riders who told me about their Giro - and good luck to them all for the rest of the season!

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Boels etappe 3 (by nmgoud)

Video of Giro Rosa Stage 3, from the Boels-Dolmans perspective

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Giro Rosa Stage 3 will be hard, but beautiful

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"I’ve been asking riders some short questions about the biggest women’s stage race of the year, the Giro Rosa. Eight stages, starting on 30th June, and one everyone is looking forward to. We had some fantastic answers in yesterday’s part 1 - so read on for more, starting with the 2011 and 2012 winner, Marianne Vos. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Part 3, and more riders’ answers!"

What do riders think about the Giro Rosa? Part 2, with Marianne Vos! - Podium Cafe

Answers, advice to first-time Giro riders, and funny stories from Vos, Iris Slappendel, Martine Bras, Sharon Laws, Loren Rowney, Linda Villumsen and Emily Collins

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Dwars door de Westhoek 2013 - Highlights (by CyclingFlash13)

1. Jolien d’Hoore (Lotto), 2. Martine Bras (Boels-Dolmans), 3. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (Rabobank)

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Poor Martine!  Heal fast

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Harlem Shake Boels-Dolmans style (by Boels Dolmans)

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Mooie trainingsgroep om nieuwe jaar mee te beginnen! Iedereen een heel goed en gezond 2013 gewenst! - Annemiek van Vleuten - Rabosport - Cycling
Van Vleuten training with Iris Slappendel and Ellen van Dijk
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Podium Beer, Thüringen Rundfahrt 2012, Stage 3
1. Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon), 2. Lizzie Armitstead (AA Drink-Leontien.nl), 3. Martine Bras (Dolmans-Boels)
It’s especially good to see Bras back on the podium, after her horrible accident earlier in the year
More photos from Stage 3 on the race website

Podium Beer, Thüringen Rundfahrt 2012, Stage 3

1. Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon), 2. Lizzie Armitstead (AA Drink-Leontien.nl), 3. Martine Bras (Dolmans-Boels)

It’s especially good to see Bras back on the podium, after her horrible accident earlier in the year

More photos from Stage 3 on the race website

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Trixi Worrack wins Stage 3, Thüringen Rundfahrt 2012
1. Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon), 2. Lizzie Armitstead (AA Drink-Leontien.nl), 3. Martine Bras (Dolmans-Boels)
It’s especially good to see Bras back on the podium, after her horrible accident earlier in the year
More photos from Stage 3 on the race website

Trixi Worrack wins Stage 3, Thüringen Rundfahrt 2012

1. Trixi Worrack (Specialized-lululemon), 2. Lizzie Armitstead (AA Drink-Leontien.nl), 3. Martine Bras (Dolmans-Boels)

It’s especially good to see Bras back on the podium, after her horrible accident earlier in the year

More photos from Stage 3 on the race website

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Thüringen Rundfahrt 2012, Stage 3: Rund um Greiz (by tvaltenburg)

1.   Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon, 3:29:09, + 10” bonifications
2.   Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink-Leontien.nl. s.t., + 6” bonis
3.   Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans-Boels, s.t., + 4” bonis
4.   Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini, s.t.
5.   Joëlle Numainville (Can) Canada, s.t.
6.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Product-Mistral Home, s.t., + 2” bonis
7.   Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS, s.t., + 2” bonis
8.   Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Product-Mistral Home, s.t.
9.   Sarah Düster (Ger) Rabobank, s.t.
10. Petra Zrimsek (Slo) BePink, s.t.

GC after Stage 3

1.   Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Product-Mistral Home, 9:55:33
2.   Lizzie Armitstead (GBr) AA Drink-Leontien.nl, + 00:05
3.   Judith Arndt (Ger) Orica-AIS, + 00:08
4.   Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Ger) Specialized-lululemon, + 00:09
5.   Trixi Worrack (Ger) Specialized-lululemon, + 00:13
6.   Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusVelo, + 00:14
7.   Adrie Visser (Ned) Skil-Argos, + 00:26
8.   Claudia Häusler (Ger) Orica-AIS, + 00:34
9.   Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusVelo, + 00:43
10. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Hitec Product-Mistral Home, s.t.

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I’ve been telling you about some of the various riders who are have been attempting to get spots riding in the Olympic women’s Road Race and ITT next month, and since my last installment, we’ve seen not only the confirmation of which nations get to take how many riders, but we’ve also had our first team announcements. South Africa told us they’ll be taking Ashleigh Moolman, Jo Van De Winkel and Robyn de Groot, but before that, the very first nation to lay their cards of the table were the Dutch, with a team to inspire respect, and maybe even a bit of fear - no wonder they were so confident!

I’ll tell you more about the riders who’ll be representing the Netherlands on the roads below the jump - and because it must have been a particularly hard choice, I’ll tell you about the riders who have had to be left behind…. Really, choosing four out of the huge Dutch talent pool must have been crazy-hard - they have five riders in the top 20 of the current UCI rankings, for goodness’ sake - and their 5th-8th best riders would make a more formidable team than most countries’ 1-4! But there was never any choice about their team leader…. the one and only Marianne Vos!

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Olympic Dreams - the Dutch just got serious (and other Olympic news) - Podium Cafe

In which I have a huge attack of Fangirlitis, and rhapsodise about the Dutch team, telling you more about the riders they’re taking to the Olympic Road Race, and those who are left behind….

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So pleased that Martine is now back where she belongs!  It’s been a horrible few months for her, after her accident in March.  Hope things just get better and better for her