Karen Brouwer on the podium in the Rothaus Bike Giro

Karen Brouwer started well in the German Black Forest in the four-day stage race Rothaus Bike Giro. Behind the Swiss winner Janina Wüst and Rosa van Doorn, she came in third in the first stage after having ridden for a long time with compatriot van Doorn.

“In the last long climb I had to let Rosa go but still managed to pass Chilean Catalina Vidaurre. I was overtaken by Janine Schneider myself, but luckily I was able to catch her back in the descent and thus get the last podium place. Despite the temperature of well over thirty degrees, the pace was very high from the start and I suffered quite a bit today. “says Brouwer

photo: Sebastian Schnitzer