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Our weekend at the Women’s Worldtour in Vårgårda Sweden

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Friday started with a 42.5km team time trial in the evening. Our girls raced a steady TTT, but was not able to get the speed high enough from start. As the girls got into the race they were able to speed up, but at this level it was a little too late to achieve the top ten result they are capable of. The race was won by Boels Dolmans Les videre

Eventfotografene LToN 2016-2

Podium and fifth overall for Emilie in Ladies Tour of Norway (2.1)

Coverphoto: Eventfotografene / Jan Tore Sveen

First stage offered rain, rain and then some rain. Emilie was able to take some bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint to take the virtual lead. Unfortunately, as the peloton started the local laps in Fredrikstad, Nicole Hanselmann (Cervelo-Bigla) got a gap to the peloton. Thalita De Jong (Raboliv) tried to bridge up to the Swiss lady, but Hanselmann stayed away for the win with De Jong taking
2nd. Behind in the peloton Lucinda Brand (RaboLiv) sprinted to 3rd to complete the podium. With the bonus seconds and 11th on the stage Emilie was 4th in the GC after first day. Les videre

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Great victory in Prudential RideLondon Classique (WWT)

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Saturday we raced the Prudential RideLondon Classique, a one day Womens Worldtour event. The circuit race was held in central London with a 5.5km loop going past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and with start & finish on the Mall along St James’s Park. London knows how to put together a good race for the riders closing big roads, taking precautions to make it a safe event and engaging people to come out and watch. The spectators were great and made racing on these iconic roads an even bigger experience. Not many places can compete with the atmosphere found in London Les videre

La Course by Le Tour de France (WWT)

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Sunday it was time for one of the bigger events on the women’s calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. The race, a one day 89km crit circuit may not be all that spectacular on its own. The tradition and history belongs to the men, but along with the men’s last stage of the TDF follows live TV coverage and much needed media attention. Riders are eager, peloton nervous, everybody wants to do well for the team, honor the sponsors and show the world how great women cycling really is. Riders give it their all which results in a high Les videre

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A strong weekend with podium for Emilie in BeNe Ladies Tour (2.2)

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This weekend we had a small team in BeNe Ladies Tour, a three-day stage race in Belgium and Netherlands starting with a 103km stage Friday. With a course including twelve coble sections at almost 11km altogether in addition to strong winds it turned into a tough stage. Emilie, who suffered from food poisoning the days before, rode strong and was able to stay with the front group of thirty-eight Les videre

Hitec NM 2016 Landevei.no

Successful National Championships with Hitec represented in Norway, Italy, Netherlands and Germany

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The Norwegian Championships started with ITT where Vita Heine was the strongest in the 34.3km hilly course and won the title. Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, still recovering her fractured shoulder, finished second while Miriam Bjørnsrud finished in third securing a full Hitec Products podium.

In the Criterium the team again secured a full Hitec Products podium after going full speed from the start before attacking and creating a break away. Miriam and Vita broke free from the peloton and sprinted for the win where Miriam was the strongest securing Les videre

Emilie keeping Lauren safe in Drentse Acht.
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AVIVA WOMEN’S TOUR (WWT)

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Our team has been racing in Great Britain at the Aviva Women’s Tour, the third stage race part of the Women’s World Tour (WWT). The girls could report it being a well-organized and safe race with a super atmosphere. The organizers really achieved engaging the local community who came out to cheer and support the girls at start, finish and along the route. The stages were tougher than last year, close to maximum distance, pretty much up and down all the time and no flat sprint stages where riders could hide and rest in the bunch. Also with the asphalt in England being rough and gravel like it added to the challenge for the riders draining them from any excess energy they might have.

Stage one was the stage with the least height meters. The team wanted to go for a sprint with Kirsten so the girls covered all attacks and no break got to go without our girls in it. To add some glory for Les videre

Nordsjorittet 2016

Our weekend of racing in Slovenia and Norway

Our girls have been racing in Slovenia and Norway past weekend. Friday Cecilie and Vita raced the ITT Ljubljana – Domzale – Ljubljana in Slovenia with the National team. It was Cecilies first race after her crash in California three weeks earlier where she broke her collarbone and shoulder blade. She made a really strong race and finished 4th, Vita also did a strong ITT despite having a cold finishing 7th.

Saturday Emilie, Julie, Tone and Ingrid changed their road bikes for mountain bikes to race the popular gravel race Nordsjørittet, hosted Les videre

27-05-2016: Wielrennen: Boels Rental Classic: Valkenburg
VALKENBURG (NED) wielrennen
Tatiana Guderzo, Anouska Koster, Moniek Tenniglo op de Camerig

Boels Rental Hills Classic (1.1)

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The course on Friday’s Boels Rental Hills Classic was one of the tougher courses to be found in the Netherlands with its fifteen climbs. Halfway into the 131km race, second time up the Camerig climb, a group of twenty-three riders formed including Tatiana, Vita and Lauren. Going up the Cauberg a strong breakaway of five formed and stayed away till the Les videre