Numainville Working On Sprints After Norway
The Ladies Tour of Norway concluded yesterday with the majority of the peloton singing the praises of the orgnisation. The race was well-run with great media presence and live streaming, another boost for women’s racing.
Stage 2 ended in a bunch sprint with Joëlle Numainville ninth. The result meant the Canadian national champion placed 12 overall.
“I have pretty good form,” she said. “I wish I went a little harder into the sprint but I am very happy with my form. The first stage was harder and I was pretty good. Yesterday was a little easier. Our job was to go with the moves and nothing went, it was just too easy.”
Numainville was active throughout the two days of racing. She slipped into a dangerous 11-rider move that looked promising but the move was quickly chased down by Rabo-Liv.
“I thought it was a good move but when I saw Rabo missed the move I thought they’d shut it down. I took some time off after the Sparkassen Giro and feel refreshed. The next step is to keep working on my sprint. This is the first time I’ve been going in the sprints in Europe this year. You can tell when someone is there and I was always in the moves yesterday and that’s a good feeling.”
Numainville is currently in Sweden with the team as they prepare for the next round of UCI World Cup. Open de Suède Vargarda TTT takes place on 21 August while Open de Suède Vargarda is 23 August. She will then move onto GP de Plouay.