The first spring classic went in nice weather in Gent, Belgium. Our captain of the day, tatiana Guderzo, punctured in the worst possible spot, by the start of Kluisberg, the first real hill of the race. Cecilie gave her wheel and Tone waited to pace her back, but the first group was not to be reached for Tatiana. The rest of the team finished in the bunch. Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Liv), won the race
Team: Tatiana, Vita, Cecilie, Tone, Emilie, Shana
The season opener for the team took place in Qatar from 3. to 6.February. It was a race with mixed luck for the team, punctures, crashes and misjudgements left us with only a few good moments, like Laurens 6th place on stage 3, Emilies 15th on stage 1. Tatiana Guderzo proved a great leadout-rider in her first race for the team. Elisabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) won the race. The results can be found here.
Team: Lauren Kitchen, Tone Hatteland Lima, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Emilie Moberg, Julie Leth, Tatiana Guderzo.
Kåre Dehlie Thorstad followed the team on training and took some nice pictures
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2015 is coming closer and here are the preliminary program! Race Calendar 2015
16. October. Another win by Ukranian Solovey, but Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen was 6th on a day that she was only 7 seconds from the podium. Another indication that she should have been selected in Ponferrada.
Results can be seen here.
23.September. Elisa, Julie and Audrey started the ITT that was won by former Hitec-rider Lisa Brennauer. Results
21.September: From a 13th place in 2013 we came back to the TTT with one single goal: To be top 10. With a even matched team machine with 6 good riders/3 good staff we managed this, even though the dreadful crash of Rabo women gave us an extra place up than we else would have got. We wish a speedy recovery to the Rabo girls. Specialized Lululemon demonstrated that they are the world champions in this dicipline, no matter who they have on the team Results here.
14.September. 3 girls on start and Audrey, Elisa and Cecilie took the 6th, 7th and 9th place in a massively strong start field, with world champion Ellen van Dijk being beaten by the Ukranian Solovey for the win.
It was a hard day in terrible weather in Vårgårda for the sunday of the road race. Julie, Emilie and Cecilie stayed in the first group until the last of the 13 rounds, when Cecilie and Emilie dropped on the hill. Julie was strong the whole day but she couldnt follow in the attack fest on the final kilometers and ended up 25th, Chantal Blaak (Specialized Lululemon) won the race from a small break of 3 riders.
Team: Miriam, Tone, Julie, Emilie, Cecilie, Sara
Results Vårgårda CDM:
UCI World Rankings after Vårgårda RR