Siri and Miriam were pretty much alone against the 10 CK Victoria girls in Trondheim. However they were all beaten by Vita Heine (Bergen CK) who won solo. Miriam took a 4th place and retained her youth jersey in the Norwegian cup. Siri ended on 13th place.
Team: Miriam Bjørnsrud, Siri Minge
In a somewhat dissapointing stage race compared to last year, the team took comfort in Julies overall 10th spot. The star of 2013 Cecilie, crashed on the first day and never came back in the top.
Team; Julie Leth, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Lauren Kitchen, Tone Hatteland Lima, Sara Olsson, Emilie Moberg
Emilie took her best ever placement in a world cup in China Sunday with her 4th place in the sprint. Nothing to be done with winner Kirsten Wild (Giant Shimano). The team was very active during the race, Sara took the ‘queen of mountain’ sprint on the bridge to Shanghai. Tone was in a solo break and was caught in the final kilometers. In the sprint Lauren commanded the team and did a great leadout for Emilers 4th, we even got Cecilie on 10th and Julie on 12th place. This was enough to win the team competition. We are now 3d in the UCI World Cup ranking for teams.
Team: Emilie Moberg, Tone Hatteland Lima, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Lauren Kitchen, Sara Olsson, Julie Leth
UCI Verdenscup Ranking
The stage race as a prelude to the world cup was a team effort for our sprinter Emilie Moberg. 2 x 7th place, and 2 precious bonus points on stage 3 gave her a 8th place in the GC that tripled her account of UCI points. Kirsten Wild won overall after total domination on the first 2 stages.
Team: Tone, Emilie, Lauren, Sara, Cecilie, Julie
Not a race for the history books for Hitec Products. Big crowds and high profile, but no luck in the race (or outside, we also had illness). Our only notable result was Chloe Hoskings 7th place on the last stage. Marianne Vos won overall.
Team: Elisa, Chloe, Ashleigh, Audrey, Thea, Siri
Elisa and Ashleigh had decent GC placements in Luxembourg but it was Julie Leths first UCI podium, just beaten by worlds number 1 and 2 Marianne Vos and Emma Johansson on stage 3, that gave the biggest celebrations for the team. The stage race was won by Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Women)
team: Elisa, Ashleigh, Julie, Sara, Audrey, Thea
Emilie, Miriam and Cecilie was with the national team in Czech Republic for the stage race Gracia Orlova. Miriam showed increasing form by taking a nice 4th place on stage 3.
Ashleigh beat Vita Heine (Bergen CK) in the uphill finish in Skien at her first visit in Norway. A nice collective team effort gave a descisive break of 6 riders where we had 3. Cecilie Gotaas completed the podium while Miriam took the youth jersey.
Team: Tone, Sara, Thea, Miriam, Siri, Ashleigh, Cecilie
After several breakaways with our team involved, Anna vd Breggen (Rabo) was allowed to go solo to win. Julie finished 12th for us.
Team: Julie, Audrey, Elisa, Emilie
In a brilliant finish aided by Audrey, Chloe booked her first UCI-win of the season. Here in her own words: Read more.
Team: Lauren, Audrey, Emilie, Chloe, Julie