Karen Brouwer third in Rally di Romagna

In the Italian village Riolo Terme Karen Brouwe finished at third place in the Rally di Romagna. This mountainbike stage race over five days started last Thursday and was characterized by a lot of climbing in hot and dry circumstances. With following two fourth, a second a third and second place in the stages which varied over 40 till 95 kilometers Brouwer’s shape improved during the race. I had to find my climbing ritme on the steep climbs so the last stages went already much easier. Despite I suffered a lot in especially stage four over 95 kilometers which took me five and an half hour I really enjoyed the great single tracks.’, stated the KMC- Fruit to Go bikester. Fellow countrywoman Jannitta van den Brink rode a strong race as well and finished at sixth place behind German winner Cemile Trommer.