Vårgårda World Cup Road Race (UCI CDM) 23.08.2015

The race started bad for us, after about 40 km on the new gravel section, a crash took out both Charlotte and Miriam. In the penultimate round Emilie got a mechanical and was out of the front group. In the final, We had 3 riders in the group of 31, and Lauren sprinted to a 10th place. Winner of the race was Jolien d’Hoore (Wiggle Honda)
Team: Miriam, Charlotte, Kirsten, Emilie, Lauren, Tatiana

Happy ending in Ladies Tour of Norway (UCI 2.2) 14.-16.August

It was a weekend of ups and downs. Bike trouble for Emilie in the show criterium on Friday as well as in the final of stage 1.  Crash for Vita Heine, and a complete off-day for Miriam and Thea on the first day, so we had to start stage 2 with only 4 riders . Luckily it ended in a positive way, with Emilie Moberg sprinting to third place in contest with the worlds no 1, 2 and 9 on the UCI ranking. And Tatiana ended 8 and Charlotte 10th in the GC. Our goal for the race was a podium on a stage and a top 10 in the GC so we met and exceeded our expectations. On the last day, the small team responded well, with Vita getting bottles in the car with a broken rib, Charlotte working like a slave in all the breaks, Our road captain Tatiana leading out Emilie and Emilie taking the “border sprint” and her 5th UCI-podium this summer. Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) won overall.
Team: Charlotte, Tatiana, Miriam, Thea, Emilie, Vita

Emilie LTON

La Route de France (UCI 2.1) 9.-15.August

A long week of racing in France, the race was won by Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda) whos team also dominated the race. We started with 5 riders since Shana van Glabeke was selected for the Europeans. The team worked really hard as a unit to achieve great results. Tone and Janicke are both professional domestics who contributed strongly. Ingrid was a great support for our leader Lauren on the hard hilly Friday stage. Cecilie sprinted into top 10 the last stage after losing her GC placement on stage 5. Lauren Kitchen showed her class the whole week with 5 top 10 placements. Here is a little video summary of the race.
Team: Lauren, Tone, Janicke, Ingrid, Cecilie

Lauren Kitchen Prologue RDF

Tone Hatteland Lima Prolog RDF Janicke Gunvaldsen RDF Prologue Ingrid Lorvik RDF Prologue Cecilie Gotaas Prologue RDF