Amalie Lutro: “This team gives me the possibility to learn”

Only 19 years old since the 15th of March, Amalie Lutro was the youngest rider of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport at the beginning of the season. After Thale Kielland Bjerk joined the team a few weeks ago, she is no longer the youngest. However, Amalie is still one of the four first year elite riders in the team. And she already showed herself in a good way. It is about time to talk to Amalie, who is racing the Omloop van Borsele next Saturday.

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Promising week in Healthy Ageing Tour

After five days of racing, the Healthy Ageing Tour came to an end on Sunday. A sixth place for Lucy Garner in the second stage and a fifth place for Lonneke Uneken a day later, were the best results for the team. But it is not only the results that count. “The whole week we were riding very well as a team”, Lonneke concluded. She was racing her home race in the north of Holland.

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Healthy Ageing Tour home race for Lonneke Uneken

After a bunch of classic races, it is now time for a stage race. In the north of Holland the Healthy Ageing Tour starts this Wednesday. It will be five days of hard racing, with the wind probably as an important factor. For Lonneke Uneken it’s her home race. Last year she won two stages in the junior women’s edition of the race. “I have been looking forward to this week.”

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Good race in Tour of Flanders

Behind the Italian winner Marta Bastianelli, Vita Heine finished 18th in the Tour of Flanders. The Norwegian champion of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport rode a good race and showed herself in front. Earlier in the race, Chanella Stougje was involved in a seven riders strong lead group that got a maximum advantage of 3.40 minutes on the peloton.

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Thale Kielland Bjerk joins Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport

The 18 years old Norwegian rider Thale Kielland Bjerk will join Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport with immediate effect. With her signing, Bjerk is the fourth rider for the Norwegian UCI team that is born in 2000. In 2017 Bjerk ended thirtieth in the junior race of the world championships cycling in Bergen. Last year she became second in the Norwegian championships road race and won the hilly stage race Tour de Hallingdal. Bjerk will make her professional debut in de Tour of Uppsala (UCI 2.2).

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