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
As in 2014 the team ended on a 9th place in the TTT in Sweden. We were down to 4 riders after losing Thea and Miriam on the way back to Vårgårda from Herrljunga. A mechanical for Cecilie in the last hill lost us a couple of places. Rabobank won the race.
Team: Miriam, Charlotte, Thea, Emilie, Cecilie, Tatiana
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
A big result for Emilie with her first UCI World Cup podium, when she was 3d in the sprint behind Guarischi (Velocio) and Brand (Rabo). The race was not too eventful, and as predicted came down to a bunch sprint.
Team: Kirsten, Emilie, Charlotte, Tatiana, Thea
Hard race day in Belgium! Vita seemed to be our hero of the day, but her breakaway ended with 1 lap to go. New break of 2 riders escaped where De Jong (Nederland) won. Miriam sprinted to 4th place and took a decent result.
Team: Vita, Tone, Shana, Cecilie, Miriam, Janicke
The Sandefjord GP have for years been a popular post Tour de France criterium, but only for men. This year the organisers organised a womens race too! We were with 5 and put the race on fire from the start. Janicke soloed to win, Thea escaped to take second, while Emilie took the last podium spot after leadout by Cecilie and Tone! It was nice for Janicke to take her first victory with the team in style.
Team: Emilie, Tone, Cecilie, Janicke, Thea