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Continuing her great form from the Oceania Championships, Lauren surprised herself and everybody in this event. Instead of just contesting the sprints in the first flat stages, which brought her another podium, she also finished 2nd on the queen mountain stage on the Saturday. The race started with a TTT where Australia finished 18 secs behind USA, which put the Americans in the driving seat for the GC until the finish. Tayler Wiles (USA) won the event.
Full results here.
After sitting over Ladies Tour of Qatar, Hitec Products rider Kirsten Wild (33) achieved her big goal of the season when she won the World Championship title on Saturday on the track in Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France. The notorious sprinter showed her class in the scratch event when she beat Australian Amy Cure in a tight finish. She capped of the championships with a bronze medal in the omnium on Sunday. Kirsten Wild will make her debut on the road for Team Hitec Products in Ronde van Drenthe in Nederland 12.March.
The full results are here
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Lauren Kitchen, (Team Hitec Products) has taken arguably the biggest win of her career this morning sealing the Oceania Road Race title from a select four up sprint in Goombungee, just outside Toowoomba. Australia. In the final sprint she beat Lizzie Williams and Katrin Garfoot (both Orica GreenEdge) and former Hitec-rider and Rachel Neylan.
“Im really happy with this win, Ive been close a few times to the top step so far this year but for it all to fall into place today for a big title like this, Im really stoked!”
The Gold medal will join Kitchen’s silver medal from the time trial event last Friday to make it a very successful weekend for the 24 year old. This was not just her first UCI-win, but it is also Hitec Products’ first victory of 2015.
With Kitchen wrapping up the title in Toowoomba she has taken the automatic spot for Australia for the World Championships to be held in Richmond, USA in September. With a ticket to the US now booked for the Worlds Lauren can now focus of building her form without the stresses of selection.
Results Road Race and Time Trial
The season opener for the team took place in Qatar from 3. to 6.February. It was a race with mixed luck for the team, punctures, crashes and misjudgements left us with only a few good moments, like Laurens 6th place on stage 3, Emilies 15th on stage 1. Tatiana Guderzo proved a great leadout-rider in her first race for the team. Elisabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) won the race. The results can be found here.
Team: Lauren Kitchen, Tone Hatteland Lima, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Emilie Moberg, Julie Leth, Tatiana Guderzo.
Kåre Dehlie Thorstad followed the team on training and took some nice pictures