Danish rider Linda Serup is looking forward to today's Flèche Wallonne, where she will be riding for her Buitenpoort-Flexpoint team. In her diary at www.feltet.dk/lindaserup, Serup described her last few days' preparation. "This weekend we had two hard races on the program," she wrote. "Saturday we did Gelderland, which is a Dutch top competition. I think it will be the longest race of this season with 140 km, because the UCI limit for women races is 130. We had a good race, and we had in the final breakaway Tanja Hennes and Mirjam Melchers, in the sprint De Goede showed her great strength once again and Tanja came second.
"On Sunday we had a race of only 90 km, but already from the start the pace was very fast. We tried to break the bunch a million times but because of the high speed that didn't happen. Instead we came to the finish with almost 100 girls, and so many women for the sprint can be a little bit crazy, and I just wanted to pass the line and not crash.. he he."
Serup said La Flèche Wallonne is "a race I have heard a lot about. Especially the wall in the end makes me a little nervous. I have never seen it, but the stories are enough for me to believe :-)"