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This weekend Vita competed at the NEA Finland with a mix team. The stage race started Friday with a prologue of 2.6km on a non-technical course. Vita finished in 5th, 7 seconds down of winner, and teammate for the weekend, Sari Saarelainen (S.C. Michela Fanini Rox).
Saturday was a double stage day, starting with a 10km time trial in rolling terrain. Vita showed her strength and won the TT 11 seconds Les videre
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After the Womens’ Worldtour stage race, the Tour of Chongming Island, our team continued with the three-day stage race Tour of Zhoushan Island. Compared to the flat stages in Chongming, tougher stages with more climbing were waiting the girls in Zhoushan.
The first stage had several climbs, or rolling terrain, and the peloton would split several times. Eventually it got together for the last time Les videre
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Saturday Lauren Kitchen raced the Rabobank 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg (1.2) in the Netherlands with the Australian national team. After 65km a group of six escaped including our Lauren and Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv). With 10km to go Lauren and Marianne attacked the group and stayed away until the finish. In the Les videre
Our team has been racing the first stage race of the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) which was held on Chongming Island, China.
The race is well known for it’s flat stages and bunch sprints, but also tough, competetive racing. It requires a lot of hard work for the team as there is always a lot of attacks to cover in addition to making sure the sprinter stays safe and in the front.
During the first stage our girls assisted Emilie in the intermediate Les videre
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Already early in the race Doris Schweizer (Cylance) got clear from the bunch and in the peloton our team stayed at the front to make sure the gap didn’t grow too big. As the peloton approached the short climb at Conishbrough Castle World Champion Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans) attacked and bridged up to Schweizer together with Leah Kirchman (Liv-Plantur). The trio worked well in Les videre
While part of the team where competing in the Netherlands and Belgium, Hitec was also represented in national races in Norway with Tone Hatteland Lima, Ingrid Lorvik and Janicke Gunvaldsen.
Saturday we lined up for a kermesse race, 25 laps of 3.2km and a total of 1300hm. After working to close all attacks making sure nothing got away without us, it came down to a sprint. Lining up to Les videre
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Saturday our girls raced in the Netherlands at the Omloop van the Borsele. Already early in the race the bunch split into several groups in the tough winds and high speed.
The bunch regrouped and split several times until close to the final a Les videre
Already early in the race a breakaway of seven formed including our birthday girl Cecilie. They gained a lead of 3.35min going into the Muur the first time. After 80km Giant-Liv started working to close the gap and was soon joined by RaboLiv. The peloton split in two and the breakaway got reeled in after the strong efforts in the Les videre
Saturday our girls lined up to defend last year’s victory at Omloop van de IJsseldelta. Already early the peloton split up because of the strong winds. Simona was unlucky and got caught in a crash, in the front group we had Lauren and Kirsten. From the front Anna van der Les videre
Energiewachttour progressed into a successful week of racing for our girls with a total of two victories and a 2nd place. Although being a UCI 2.2 race, only two out of the top ten teams were missing from the start list, making it a high quality peloton and as always tough racing. Les videre