Dramatic in the World Championsships TTT (WCH) 20.Sep

We hoped for a good result in Richmond for the proteams’ TTT Sunday. The hopes was dealt a hard blow when Charlotte Beckers’ bike was disallowed by a UCI commisaire 4 minutes before the start, after the bike was approved in the pre-race check 1,5 hours before. The bike has been used in 5 UCI races this year. So the team had to start with 5 riders, and the girls did a decent result with a 10th place. The first 10 teams takes the precious UCI points that count as the “5th rider” in the 2016 world rankings. Velocio Sports won the race ahead of Boels Dolmans and Rabobank.
Team: Charlotte Becker, Tatiana Guderzo, Lauren Kitchen, Emilie Moberg, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Miriam Bjørnsrud
Results Here
Video of the race

Hitec TTT

3d for Kirsten in La Madrid Challenge La Vuelta (UCI 1.1) 13.Sep

It was a beautiful first Vuelta  race in Madrid centre on Sunday, where the whole team contributed to a podium for Kirsten Wild. Janicke Gunvaldsen covered countless attacks the first hour. Tatiana Guderzo and Lauren Kitchen covered whatever Janicke missed. Charlotte Becker was everywhere, including guarding Wld in the first part. Tone Hatteland Lima had a tough day but closed the dangerous attack of Valsecchi (BePink), when immediately after Guderzo and Kitchen ambushed the peloton with a surprise attack. The group grew to 13 when Charlotte Becker followed 5 chasers, and we had a very good situation with 3 in the break. Unfortunately, too many in the break saw the danger and stopped riding. The peloton came altogether, and the Hitec team made a powerful leadout train for sprinter Kirsten Wild. Despite the good team effort she was passed by Bronzini (Wiggle) and the winner Shelley Olds (Ale Cippolini), and finished 3d in the bunch sprint.
Team: Janicke Gunvaldsen, Tone H.Lima, Kirsten Wild, Charlotte Becker, Tatiana Guderzo, Lauren Kitchen
Results here
Final Kilometers on Eurosport

Podium for Cecilie in La Lotto Belgium Tour (UCI 2.2) 8.-11. Sep

The 4 day stage race started well for the team, Lauren took all the bonus sprits the first day and was virtually in the leader jersey when there was a late 3-girl break including Cecilie. Cecilie finished 3d, and even if it was a little inconvenient that we lost the leader jersey and the chance of a bunch sprint with Lauren, it was still Cecilies first podium of 2015. The following day, Lauren got sick and chose to not start the 3d day. Tatiana and Ceclie also didnt start and our best finisher was Vita on 48th place. Emma Johansson (Sweden) won the race overall.
Team: Janicke Gunvaldsen, Tatiana Guderzo, Lauren Kitchen, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Shana Van Glabeke, Vita Heine
Results Here