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Last week our team raced the Amgen Breakaway from Heart disease Women’s Race in California which was part of the Women’s World Tour.
The four day stage race started with loop around the beautiful Lake Tahoe, a total of 117km. At the altitude of 1900hm it was obvious that several riders in the peloton struggled with the thin air. Sarah Storey (Podium Ambition) escaped as the peloton had passed the Les videre
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This weekend Vita competed at the NEA Finland with a mix team. The stage race started Friday with a prologue of 2.6km on a non-technical course. Vita finished in 5th, 7 seconds down of winner, and teammate for the weekend, Sari Saarelainen (S.C. Michela Fanini Rox).
Saturday was a double stage day, starting with a 10km time trial in rolling terrain. Vita showed her strength and won the TT 11 seconds Les videre
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After the Womens’ Worldtour stage race, the Tour of Chongming Island, our team continued with the three-day stage race Tour of Zhoushan Island. Compared to the flat stages in Chongming, tougher stages with more climbing were waiting the girls in Zhoushan.
The first stage had several climbs, or rolling terrain, and the peloton would split several times. Eventually it got together for the last time Les videre
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Saturday Lauren Kitchen raced the Rabobank 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg (1.2) in the Netherlands with the Australian national team. After 65km a group of six escaped including our Lauren and Marianne Vos (Rabobank Liv). With 10km to go Lauren and Marianne attacked the group and stayed away until the finish. In the Les videre
Our team has been racing the first stage race of the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) which was held on Chongming Island, China.
The race is well known for it’s flat stages and bunch sprints, but also tough, competetive racing. It requires a lot of hard work for the team as there is always a lot of attacks to cover in addition to making sure the sprinter stays safe and in the front.
During the first stage our girls assisted Emilie in the intermediate Les videre
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Already early in the race Doris Schweizer (Cylance) got clear from the bunch and in the peloton our team stayed at the front to make sure the gap didn’t grow too big. As the peloton approached the short climb at Conishbrough Castle World Champion Lizzie Armistead (Boels Dolmans) attacked and bridged up to Schweizer together with Leah Kirchman (Liv-Plantur). The trio worked well in Les videre