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

Kirsten claims the win at Yorkshire. Photo: Getty Images

Amgen tour ending in victory on the last stage

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Last week our team raced the Amgen Breakaway from Heart disease Women’s Race in California which was part of the Women’s World Tour.

The four day stage race started with loop around the beautiful Lake Tahoe, a total of 117km. At the altitude of 1900hm it was obvious that several riders in the peloton struggled with the thin air. Sarah Storey (Podium Ambition) escaped as the peloton had passed the Les videre

23-04-2016: Wielrennen: Topcompetitie vrouwen: Borsele  
s-Heerenhoek (NED) wielrennen De omloop van Borsele een koers met kenmerkende smalle passages over dijken kent met wind. meestal veel strijd

Victory for Vita in the NEA Finland (UCI 2.2)

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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

23-04-2016: Wielrennen: Topcompetitie vrouwen: Borsele  ’s-Heerenhoek (NED) wielrennen De omloop van Borsele een koers met kenmerkende smalle passages over dijken kent met wind meestal veel strijd

Tour of Zhoushan Island (UCI 2.2)

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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

China

The Tour of Chongming Island (WWT)

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

Kirsten claims the win at Yorkshire. Photo: Getty Images

Great victory in Yorkshire after a strong team performance

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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