• NorCal Ladies in Belgium

    by  • February 8, 2013 • womyn on weels

    In it’s 8th year of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the pro women will all be at the start line February 23, 2013.  There are 8 cobbled leg crushing bergs that will annihilate the field.  Only the strongest in the women’s peloton will survive!

    Get an overview of last year’s race  to get an idea of team tactics used in the race.  There were a lot of attacks, chasing and continuous aggressive racing from big teams such as Orica-AIS, Specialized-Lululemon and Garmin.  There have been many changes and shuffling around of teams in 2103 but better than ever.  This is definitely a race not to be missed.  Check out the provisional start list.

    There will be two NorCal riders represented in one of the Flanders Classics race for the women!  The first race in Belgium to kick start the spring classics.  Flanders Classics are always considered a hard man’s race.  In this case, it is a hard women’s race!

    Cheer on for the ladies of NorCal represented in this “hard women’s” race!


    Shelley Olds from Team Tibco is fresh from Tour of Qatar.  It’s a great warm up race for her leading to Omloop.  She will definitely be looking at a win if it ever comes down to a bunch sprint or if she is in an escape group.  She’s always proven that she is a definite threat once it comes down to the line.  A powerful sprinter that can beat the best of the best sprinters in the world.

    Read NorCal CyclingNews’ recent interview with Shelley Olds!  Support Shelley by liking her fan page on facebook!


    Megan Guarnier, USA National Champion have race in Europe for a few seasons now and have done the classics.  She has the experience and now, she has the team!  Recently joined Rabo Liv Giant Women Cycling Team (formerly Rabobank Team), look out for her progress in the European races.

    Rabo Liv Giant team is stacked with talents and their team tactic is strong.  Rabo Liv Giant ladies are not afraid to be in the front to annihilate the field.  They are not afraid to attack and distribute the hurt.  Megan can be in a good position to be in the top 5.

    Check out NorCal CyclingNews’ podcast interview with Megan and links to the past!

    The interview was right after Megan signed with Rabobank and news that Rabobank was no longer a sponsor.  Luckily, it was not the case!  It was a great look into the world of a professional cyclist racing in Europe.




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