We had a victory from 2016 to defend, but nothing went to plan this day. On the third lap, Susanne punctured and could not return despite efforts from Tone to bring her back to the bunch. To make it worse, our captain for the day, Nina, punctured on the last lap. So no result for us, Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) won.
Team: Tone, Nina, Susanne, Emilie, Simona, Thea
29-07-2017: Wielrennen: Prudential RideLondon Classique: Londen: Nina Kessler: Thea Thorsen
Ingvild raced alone against the rest in this Norwegian cup. 2 riders from CK Victoria escaped and Ingrid Lorvik won. Ingvild attacked the bunch in the last climb and took the last podium spot.
A reduced team, missing Vita Heine and Miriam Bjørnsrud, raced the 4th edition of La Course, but much hillier this year. Lotte, Cecilie & Ingvild did their best to place our captain Katrine best possible before the finishing climb. Katrine finished 24, some minutes behind the winner Annemiek van Vleuten of Orica.
Team: Ingvild, Cecilie, Katrine, Charlotte
The team took on their second stage race this summer on the border of Belgium and Nederland. Therace started with a 1.9 km prolog, where Susanne was our best with 11th. On the first stage, 2 riders awat, we did a leadout for Nina for the 3d place, but went a little to early and no result. To make it worse, Vita crashed and was taken to hospital with a broken finger. The next day started with a short road race, stage 2A. Again 2 riders escaped late, Tone and Ingvild worked hard to keep it back but, couldnt, Nina was 3d in the peloton sprint and 5th overall. Cecilei was having a bad day and decided to not start the ITT on stage 2B. Marianne Vos was best on the day, again Susanne sis a good TT and was our best with 11th. On the last stage, Nina went in a long breakaway with Trevisi (Cipollini team), tha thad at the most 1:05. They where catched with 10km to go, and today it sticked together for a bunch sprint. Susanne did a great sprint and finished 3d, behind overall winner Marianne Vos and vd Ree (Lares Waovdeals). In the GC Susanne finished 9 and Nina 18. It was a encouraging stage race, Susanne delivered again, Nina was strong, Ingvild in progress. The only really bad thing was Vitas little finger, which was broken.
Team: Ingvild, Vita, Susanne, Nina, Tone, Cecilie
Nina raced as a guest rider to practice her sprint legs. She came back with 2 podiums and a 4th place.
As the longest race on the calendar, it was not a great succes for us in the GC. Our captain Katrine had to stop on the 9th stage wih a heatstroke. Furthermore Miriam crashed out of the 7th stage with a bad shoulder, but not broken. The positive from the race was Emilies 3 x top 10 placements. Anna vd Breggen (Boels) won the race.
Team: Katrine, Miriam, Thea, Simona, Emilie, Ilona, Charlotte
30-06-2017: Wielrennen: Giro Rosa: GRADO: