perjantai 5. elokuuta 2016

Good luck in Rio to this quartet... eh, quintet!

On Sunday the top women road cyclists will compete for the Olympic medals. There are four women who took part also on 4NEA in Finland in May, collecting precious UCI points. Let's cheer for the 4NEA GC winner Vita Heine (NOR) as well as for Shani Bloch (ISR), Ane Santesteban (ESP), and Flavia Oliveira (BRA), alongside our own Lotta Lepistö.

Sunnuntaina Rion kisojen naisten maantieajoon osallistuu neljä ajajaa, jotka ajoivat Naisten etappiajossa toukokuussa UCI-pisteitä keräten: kokonaiskilpailun voittaja Vita Heine (NOR) sekä Shani Bloch (ISR), Ane Santesteban (ESP) ja Flavia Oliveira (BRA). Menestystä heille – ja tietysti omalle edustajallemme Lotta Lepistölle!

The final stage of 4NEA was hard – but easy compared to Rio! Photo: Esko Lius.

lauantai 21. toukokuuta 2016

Photos, thanks, and more...


Our partners made it possible to organize this such a big, international cycling race. So we thank you:
Lämmin kiitos yhteistyökumppaneille tämän kansainvälisen tapahtuman mahdollistamisesta:

  • Asko Hahto Oy
  • Bikeplanet 
  • Brodify Oy
  • Fazer
  • Ford / Autoliike J. Rinta-Jouppi Oy
  • Masajo
  • Velosport

The voluntary workers, or "talkooväki", of the local cycling clubs is the foundation of our activity.
Sydämellinen kiitos teille, hyvät talkootyötä tehneet pyöräilyn ystävät. Ainakin seuraavien seurojen jäsenet ansaitsevat erityiskiitoksen:

  • Aviapolis Cycling Team
  • Cycle Club Helsinki
  • Hyvinkään Pyöräilijät
  • Korson Kaiku

Photo galleries:
Matti Ouvinen's albums in Flickr
Antti Ruotsalo's photos of NEA 14th-15th May
A set of 4NEA photos by Esko Lius

In the news (in Finnish unless otherwise mentioned):

sunnuntai 15. toukokuuta 2016

Puskala ja Salmela nuorten sarjojen ykköset

U19 podium.
Naisten kansainvälinen etappiajo, kokonaiskilpailun tulos sarjoissa U19 ja U17


U19 Prologi Etappi 1.1 Etappi 1.2 Etappi 2 Kokonaisaika
Puskala Viivi 03:53,9 16:17,39 1:14:45 1:19:44 2:54:40,33
Lahti Emma 04:07,2 17:49,25 1:17:02 1:20:23 2:59:21,41
Tenhunen Heidi 04:19,8 18:17,27 1:17:08 1:24:22 3:04:07,03
U17
Salmela Vilma 04:02,8 17:10,93 1:15:34 1:21:43 2:58:30,72
Hämäläinen Aino 04:16,4 18:18,46 1:15:37 1:23:58 3:02:10,22

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17.5.2016: Ajat korjattu.

Vita Heine took the Sunday stage

Top three of the 95 km Sunday race:
Vita Heine
Anna Sanchis Chafer
Flavia Oliveira

Stage results here. They will be added to this site Results page soon, too.

GC full results



The 4th NEA International Women’s Road Stage Race
General Individual Classification
General stage 2
Date:  15.5.2016
Organizer:  Cycle Club  Helsinki
Number of kilometers:  207,8 km
Average speed of the winner:  38,94 km / hour
PlaceNo.UCI CodeNameTeam Code
1155NOR19841121Heine VitaLTG5:18:58
2151FIN19810301Saarelainen SariLTG0:00:29
3121ISR19790502Bloch Davidov ShaniISR0:00:30
4181FIN19831008Pensaari PiaTVC0:00:40
5161EST19910625Rist LiisiEST0:00:58
6136ESP19901212Santesteban Gonzalez AneSPA0:01:07
7109FIN19830205Kangas Minna-MariaFCL0:01:11
8135ESP19871018Sanchis Chafer AnnaSPA0:01:15
9154BRA19811027Oliveira FlaviaLTG0:01:17
10134ESP19900709Gonzalez Blanco LuciaSPA0:01:44
11101FIN19940411Vainionpää LauraFCL0:01:47
12105FIN19950525Gröndahl AntoniaFCL0:01:55
13123ISR19920609Gafinovitz RotemISR0:02:00
14166EST19881217Ehrberg LiisaEST0:02:06
15132ESP19920102Eskamendi Gil DorletaSPA0:03:41
16133ESP19950527Gonzalez Blanco AliciaSPA0:06:47
17164EST19960204Lang MaeEST0:08:35
18172FIN19830920Åvall MichaelaAHH0:08:38
19176SUI19940417Baur CarolineAHH0:08:39
20177SUI19910820Ehrler DesireeAHH0:08:52
21175FIN19850325Lavonen SuviAHH0:09:06
22162EST19920717Rist DaisiEST0:09:13
23191FIN19950829Väkevä VeeraCCH0:09:13
24114EST19970814Õispuu MairisKJK0:10:04
25125ISR19941101Gaz AvitalISR0:10:10
26124ISR19881216Bar-On MiriamISR0:10:14
27131ESP19920910Elbusto Arteaga AinaraSPA0:10:42
28174FIN19940909Syrjä MaijaAHH0:11:02
29111EST19941206Karing KristaKJK0:12:35
30116EST19970907Siimson EbeKJK0:12:51

Live stream now

LIVE stream from the race now:

Top-notch photos of the race

Matti Ouvinen has been taking photos during the race. You are allowed to use the photos non-commercially if you mention the photographer (CC BY-NC). His photo albums are here.

Vamos! Photo by Matti Ouvinen.

lauantai 14. toukokuuta 2016

Stage 1.2: Pensaari takes the bunch sprint finish



The 82 km road race finished with a bunch sprint. Two riders competed an equal match a couple of bike lengths in front of the mass peloton. Pia Pensaari (TVC) took the win, and Vita Heine (LTG) came second. Maija Syrjä (AHH) was third.

Vita Heine keeps the yellow jersey that she gained in the morning.

Full results will be published on the Results page soon.

INFO: Venue facilities on Sunday

The Sunday race will be held in Espoo, Skogbyntie 4.
Changing rooms and toilet facilities: Rinnekoti.
Event office open 8 a.m. Race will start 9 a.m.

Stage 1.2 intermediate sprint


Bonus seconds of the intermediate sprint:
3 - Ane Sentesteban Gonzalez (ESP)
2 - Pia Pensaari (TVC)
1 - Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (ESP)