It is a successful season for Vita Heine. After winning stages in both the Tour of Uppsala and Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, she Thursday crowned herself as Norwegian champion in the time trial. It was Vita’s first race again after crashing out of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, one day after her stage win. Julie Meyer Solvang set the ninth time, while Amalie Lutro was 13th and with that the best U23 rider.
After the win of Marta Tagliaferro on Saturday, the same riders of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport raced again on Sunday. In the Belgium UCI 1.1. classic Dwars door de Westhoek they showed themselves very good, being involved in a lot of attacks. However, in the end the race ended in a bunch. The Italian Elisa Balsamo won the race, while first year elite rider Lonneke Uneken showed herself again with a fifth place.
A little bit more than a week after Vita Heine won a stage in the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, Marta Tagliaferro has given Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport a new victory. The 29-years old won the Omloop van de IJsseldelta, a UCI 1.2 race with start and finish in Zwolle. Marta joined Pernille Mathiesen in de last kilometers, in an attack from a twelve riders big front group. She then was the fastest in the sprint.
Another victory for Vita Heine and Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport. After her stage win in the Tour of Uppsala last month, she now also won a stage in the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour. A big one, as the German race had a lot of world class riders on the start. Vita won the 3rd stage last Thursday, that finished on the ‘local famous’ Hankaberg, named after Hanka Kupfernagel. However, a day later Vita broke her hand and with that it was a week with mixed feelings for her.
On Friday, Vita Heine won the last stage in the Tour of Uppsala. She escaped in the final of the stage and won solo, taking the first win of the season for Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport. At the finish she had an advantage of fifteen seconds on general classification leader Sara Mustonen. Exactly the difference in team between them in the ranking. Time to look back on the race with Vita.
While half of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport were racing the Tour of Uppsala, the rest of the riders raced on the either side of the world. In China, six riders of team participated in the Tour of Chongming Island. With success, as Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport won the team classification in the three days Women’s World Tour stage race. “Overall we did great as a team in all stages.”