April 8, 2011

Day 2: Energiewacht Tour

It was a tough day today. The stage consisted of five, 15km laps around a big lake. The winds picked up early in the morning so I was prepared for a tough day in the wind. I don’t know what it was today, but I had the hardest time moving up to the front. As suspected, the wind completely strung out the group along certain straight-aways and gaps started opening up. Luckily I didn’t get caught behind any gaps and stayed with the main group. We were really moving at the tail wind sections of the course going 55-60km/h. A bit crazy going from that speed right into a left-hand corner.
Our staff had an easier day today compared to yesterday with no punctures or crashes for the team. Probably the worst incident of the day was Leah G. being car doored right before the start of the race, not the best luck.
I was not in the best place going into the finish and finished 33rd, Joanie was our top finisher at 21st. The stage was won by Ina Teutenberg of HTC- Columbia.
I'm now sitting in 17th overall in GC and 4th in the U23 classification.
Now only 2 more days of racing to go! 



  1. Hey Leah!

    You are doing such an awesome job over there racing! I am so happy and so excited for you!! You have become such an amazing mentor for the little Manitoba girls back home; they are very lucky to have you to look up to. I am so proud of you and know we are all cheering for you from home!!

    From your biggest fan!


  2. Hi Leah, you're amazing. What an outstanding performance for you on the Continent.Top Canadian rider sofar, wow keep it up if you can. Oma and Opa wish you well for the remaining races.