Together with Natalie Midtsveen, Silje Mathisen is one of the two young Norwegian riders that joined Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport for the 2020 season. Ending her junior years with an ninth place at the world championships, she now waiting to start racing again. “I haven’t raced yet, as I had some struggles with injuries this year. The team is patient with their riders and I am glad they are.”
One of the biggest goals of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport is to help Norwegian talents to become better cyclists. This season there are six Norwegian riders in the team who are 21 years or younger. The youngest of them is Natalie Midtsveen. She is 18 years young and just started her first year is a senior rider. “Joining the team is a bit scary, but at the same time a fun opportunity to develop as a rider.”
The new season has started and with that, a lot of riders have made their debut for their new teams. At Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport there is no difference. We have four new riders compared to the team of 2019. In the upcoming weeks we will introduce them to you through some interview. Starting with Greta Richioud. “I immidiately had the idea I was entering a big family, where everyone is nice to each other.”
After a successful start of the season at the Dubai Women’s Tour, Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport this weekend raced in Belgium. The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Omloop van het Hageland didn’t bring new successes. It did however give some leads for the upcoming races. Vita Heine was the best placed rider of the team on both days.
The first edition of the Dubai Women’s Tour is done and Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport will return to Europe with two victories. After winning the first stage, Lucy van der Haar also won the general classification of the four days stage race. In the final stage, Amalie Lutro got her first podium spot in an UCI race. She sprinted to the second place in a sprint of five riders.
After three of the four days in the Dubai Women’s Tour, Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport already secured three podium spots and is still in the race to win the general classification. Lucy van der Haar started the race with a win in the first stage and sprinted to a second place on day two. On wednesday the third stage was far from flat. Lucy finished third, while Ingrid Lorvik got in as fourth. With that, the general classification is still completely open.