Miriam Bjørnsrud first UCI-Podium in Cholet (UCI 1.2)

The team raced the womens version of the GP de Cholet in France. Oceania Champ Lauren Kitchen crashed in the middle of the race but was brought back in the peloton by season debutant Thea Thorsen and Julie Leth. After active racing we managed to form a break of 18 girls with Tatiana and Miriam, which later was reduced to only 12 girls. In the final kilometers, Miriam attacked together with Cordon (Wiggle Honda) and Rivat (Futuroscope) and in the sprint Cordon was the strongest. Miriam’s 3d place is her first UCI-podium and her best international result so far. Tatiana Guderzo finished 11th. The full results can be seen here.
Team: Thea Thorsen, Vita Heine, Tatiana Guderzo, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Julie Leth, Lauren Kitchen

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Victory for Team Hitec Products in Ronde van Drenthe Weekend

The Ronde van Drenthe weekend consist of 3 UCI-races, first one the 12.March, second one 14.March and the 3d on 15.March. For the first time we could muster the formidable Dutch sprinter Kirsten Wild. The first race, Drentse8 Van Dwingeloo saw young Emilie Moberg getting into the descisive break and sprinting to a 4th place, behind 2 time world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle). This Video show the finish, which saw a spectator bringing down Loren Rowney (Velocio SRAM). This spectator was taken care of by the police. For Moberg, this was her best result so far this season.
On the Saturday World Cup race, the team suffered a string of small setbacks when 4 of the 6 riders punctured. Worst was when Kirsten Wild punctured out of the lead group late in the race. Even if the team worked hard and got her back to the leaders just before the final, Kirsten could only manage a 11th place. Jolien Dhoore (Wiggle) won.
For the sundays race, Novilon Ronde van Drenthe, everything was allright again. Kirsten Wild won her first race for 2015 in typical style, when she beat ex-Hitec rider Chloe Hosking (Wiggle) in the bunch sprint.
Team: Kirsten Wild, Emilie Moberg, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Lauren Kitchen, Julie Leth, Tatiana Guderzo, Shana van Glabeke
Results: Drentse 8, Ronde van Drenthe and Novilon Eurocup

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (UCI 1.2)

The first spring classic went in nice weather in Gent, Belgium. Our captain of the day, tatiana Guderzo, punctured in the worst possible spot, by the start of Kluisberg, the first real hill of the race. Cecilie gave her wheel and Tone waited to pace her back, but the first group was not to be reached for Tatiana. The rest of the team finished in the bunch. Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv), won the race
Team: Tatiana, Vita, Cecilie, Tone, Emilie, Shana
Results here

Omloop het Nieuwsblad vrouwen

Lauren Kitechen 4th overall in Womens Tour of New Zealand (UCI 2.2) 18.-22.Feb 2015

Continuing her great form from the Oceania Championships, Lauren surprised herself and everybody in this event. Instead of just contesting the sprints in the first flat stages, which brought her another podium, she also finished 2nd on the queen mountain stage on the Saturday. The race started with a TTT where Australia finished 18 secs behind USA, which put the Americans in the driving seat for the GC until the finish. Tayler Wiles (USA) won the event.
Full results here.

Kirsten Wild World Champion on the track!

After sitting over Ladies Tour of Qatar, Hitec Products rider Kirsten Wild (33) achieved her big goal of the season when she won the World Championship title on Saturday on the track in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France. The notorious sprinter showed her class in the scratch event when she beat Australian Amy Cure in a tight finish. She capped of the championships with a bronze medal in the omnium on Sunday. Kirsten Wild will make her debut on the road for Team Hitec Products in Ronde van Drenthe in Nederland 12.March.
The full results are here

Kirsten Wins

Lauren Kitchen Oceania Champion!

Lauren Kitchen, (Team Hitec Products) has taken arguably the biggest win of her career this morning sealing the Oceania Road Race title from a select four up sprint in Goombungee, just outside Toowoomba. Australia. In the final sprint she beat Lizzie Williams and Katrin Garfoot (both Orica GreenEdge) and former Hitec-rider and Rachel Neylan.
“Im really happy with this win, Ive been close a few times to the top step so far this year but for it all to fall into place today for a big title like this, Im really stoked!”
The Gold medal will join Kitchen’s silver medal from the time trial event last Friday to make it a very successful weekend for the 24 year old. This was not just her first UCI-win, but it is also Hitec Products’ first victory of 2015.
With Kitchen wrapping up the title in Toowoomba she has taken the automatic spot for Australia for the World Championships to be held in Richmond, USA in September. With a ticket to the US now booked for the Worlds Lauren can now focus of building her form without the stresses of selection.
Results Road Race and Time Trial

Lauren Wins