Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back to Back Wins in Dunkerque

Last year beating Erin Densham and this year beating Emma Moffatt. Both finishes down to the wire, I enjoy racing in the far North of France!

Emma really took this race out fast straight from the first stride. We weaved around the outside of where we had just swum, then reached a tailwind straight before crossing and turning into a long headwind. She was flying, so I had to be tactical. If I kept in touch through the tailwind part, I could draft behind into the headwind and that's exactly what happened. Luckily I got my breath back and had some extra energy for the last lap. With about 300 metres to go, I had an extra gear to push away from Emma Moffatt and Barbara Riveros. Emma almost came back but she was 5cm too late. The 2nd and 3rd of my team were Carole Peon in 7th and Kate Mcilroy in 8th, so overall a great day for the Poissy girls - 2 team wins in a row and leading the French Grand Prix.