One week after announcing their team roster for 2021, Team Hitec Products has decided to add an extra rider to their squad. The 19 years old Norwegian talent Mari Mohr also joins the team next season. As a junior Mohr won the Norwegian road race cup in 2019, with a total of five race wins. She also became national champion cyclocross last year. With her addition, Team Hitec Products now has twelve riders for 2021, ten of whom are under the age of 23.
With the signing of Christa Riffel, Team Hitec Products have completed their team for 2021. The 22 years old German cyclist is the sixth new rider for next season. Earlier the team signed Dutch rider Claudia Koster, Caroline Andersson from Sweden and Norwegian talents Anne Dorthe Ysland, Ann Helen Olsen and Martine Gjøs. Gjøs already made her debut for the team in the last races of this season. Five riders re-signed their contract.
Last weekend was a special weekend. A weekend that brought a big smile on our faces, but also some tears. In the three days World Tour stage race Challenge by La Vuelta the team raced well and Mieke Kröger ended 10th in the general classification. However, as it was the last race of the season, it was also time to say goodbye. To Lucy van der Haar, who ended her career, and to Vita Heina who is leaving the team after seven years.
Team Hitec Products are happy to announce the signing of Claudia Koster. The 28 years old cyclist from the Netherlands brings experience to the team, after racing on international level for years already. Koster is the fifth new rider for 2021. Five riders re-signed their contract. “I am very happy with this new step and I am already looking forward to next season. I am very motivated and can’t wait to join the team.”
Team Hitec Products has re-signed with four of their Norwegian talents. Ingvild Gaskjenn, Pernille Feldmann, Amalie Lutro and Silje Mathisen will all race for the UCI women’s team at least one year longer. German time trial specialist Mieke Kröger has also extended her contract with the team. With that, the team has now nine riders for the 2021 season. Earlier Norwegian riders Martine Gjøs, Ann Helen Olsen and Anne Dorthe Ysland signed with Team Hitec Products, as did Caroline Andersson from Sweden.
Because of Covid-19, the current cycling season is a strange one. For young riders maybe even more. Silje Mathisen for example. The 19 year old rider joined Team Hitec Products this year, but it took until last week that she was able to make her official debut for the team in an international race. In Gent-Wevelgem Silje showed good form. We talked with her about a strange season, her debut in the Belgium World Tour race and what is yet to come.