From last Thursday to Sunday, there were four races in Norway. After those four days of racing, Team Hitec Products ended up with two victories, both for Vita Heine. She won the individual time trial of the Norges Cup on Saturday with a big advantage. A day later she finished of very good teamwork with a solo win in the road race. On Saturday Ingrid Lorvik was already close to a win as well, finishing second at the Norwegian criterium championships.
After the signing of Ann Helen Olsen, Team Hitec Products has signed two more young and talented Norwegian riders. Martine Gjøs (20) and Anne Dorthe Ysland (18) will join the UCI-team in 2020. Ysland is the current Norwegian road race and time trial champion and competed at the world championships in Yorkshire in 2019. Gjøs was the Norwegian road race champion in 2017 and competed at the world championships both that year and the season after.
Team Hitec Products are happy to announce that Ann Helen Olsen will join the team in 2021. Olsen recently crowned herself as the new Norwegian U23 champion, finishing in fifth place total in the combined race with the elite category. The 22 years old rider is the first new signing of the Norwegian UCI-team for next season.
Starting on Friday, this weekend the FARA Sykkelfestival is organized. A new chance for the Norwegian riders of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport to race. In three days time two classic races and an individual time trial are organized. With Norwegian champion and Tour te Fjells winner Ingrid Lorvik, Pernille Feldmann, Silje Mathisen, Natalie Midtsveen, Ingvild Gaskjenn and Amalie Lutro, the team has six riders competing.
Only six weeks after she broke her arm doing a training ride, Vita Heine did an amazing performance by winning silver at the Norwegian time trial championships. After a ride over 30 kilometers, she came only seven seconds short to successfully defend her title. The gold was for Katrine Aalerud (Movistar), while Elise Marie Olsen (Drops) took the bronze.
Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport had a good Tour te Fjells. After four days of racing Norwegian champion Ingrid Lorvik won the stage race. She laid the foundation for that overall victory by winning the hard third stage on Saturday. On Sunday Pernille Feldmann gave the team a second stage win, by winning the closing stage in a bunch sprint. After two second places and a third place, Amalie Lutro finished third in the overall classification and won the youth classification.