This years rainy and windy edition can easily be nicknamed “La Crash”. 3 big crashes and countless small ones marred the race. It didnt quite finish like we hoped, best was Kirsten on a 9th place, after crashes, punctures and bike changes. Race winner was Anna van der Breggen (Rabo) who soloed to victory.
Team: Kirsten, Emilie, Charlotte, Miriam, Lauren, Thea
Tatiana was 1 second from the national ITT jersey but was beaten by Silvia Valsecchi.:
After a strong week of racing in Germany we ended up with an overall 15th place for Tatiana, a 5th place on stage for Miriam, and 2 6th places for Lauren. Emma Johansson (Orica) won the race after a nail-biting finish.
Team: Janicke, Lauren, Shana, Charlotte, Tatiana, Miriam
21-07-2015: Wielrennen: Thueringen Rundfahrt: Gera
Kirsten finished a good stage race in France with a victory on stage 4. Before that Emilie won the peloton sprint on stage 3.
Team: Emilie, Kirsten, Tone, Thea, Ingrid, Cecilie
Emilie, Ingrid and Janicke raced with the Norway national team in Czech Republic this weekend. And Emilie had 2 nice stage wins from bunch sprints, in stages 2 and 4. This was her first UCI-wins since 2012, so they must have been very welcome. Ingrid ended on a decent 16th pace in the GC after 2 13th places on the hard mountain stages. Janicke did a nice job as a domestic.
Results here: http://www.tourdefeminin.com/en/results-2015/
A most beautiul race from the girls in the hard course in Lillehammer. The first 2 rounds Janicke, Tone and Thea attacked the peloton constantly before Vita got away in the hill on the 3d round. Cecilie got a free ride up to her following a break of 4, which she attacked in the 4th round and got up to Vita. The duo rode together until the start of the 6th round when Vita had to let go. Cecilie went on alone up the hill, then Ingrid Lorvik (CK Victoria) attacked, but was followed closely by Miriam. Miriam attacked Ingrid and joined Cecilie just before the top, and got 12 seconds to Lorvik. They rode well together on the last round and Miriam could cross the line first to her first national jersey with good margin. As usual Emilie wrapped up the group sprint for 4th place.
Team: Thea, Tone, Janicke, Miriam, Vita, Cecilie, Emilie