The 4 rider team did a very good job against a strong field, and although Ashleig missed the break, she was agonizing close to retrieve it. But in the end she had to settle for a 10th place in the race she won last year. Winner was Emma Johansson (Orica). Read Chloe Hoskings race report here
Team: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Lauren Kitchen, Chloe Hosking
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
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
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.
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 the return og marianne Vos, the team did a great job of defending last years podium. We set up our 2 captains beautifully to place Elisa back on the podium with 3d and Ashleigh on 5th. Nothing could be done with the winner Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabobank) and world cup leader Elisabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) on 2d. Audrey Cordon was in a serious break attempt 20 k from the finish and followed deep into the final.
Team: Elisa, Ashleigh, Julie, Audrey, Lauren, Cecilie
The team followed tradition and raced in Apeldoorn in the spring, for the 6th time. We were chasing to beat our best result which was in 2013 with Chloe Hosking’s 3d place. It looked very well for us when we placed 4 girls in the leading group (Chloe, Audrey, Elisa and Cecilie). However in the finish only Elisa contested the sprint in a select group of 12 riders, and she finished 7th behind the winner Kirsten Wild (Giant Shimano). Julie had an unlucky day with an early puncture.
Team: Elisa, Chloe, Audrey, Julie, Cecilie, Lauren
The team started for the 4th consecutive time in the French cup opener. The team raced well and got Julie, Elisa and Audrey in the select group of 15. Later the group was down to 11 and in the end Emma Johansson (Sweden) escaped with Elisa. Emma was the strongest in the sprint and Elisa was also overtaken by the sprinter Jolien d’Hoore (Lotto) in the end. Audrey sprinted to a 5th place in the chase group, while Julie took the peloton sprint for a nice 11th place.
Team: Elisa Longo Borghini, Tone Hatteland Lima, Sara Olsson, Audrey Cordon, Julie Leth, Emilie Moberg
The stage race was a difficult affair for the small team. After the 3 first races week 1, everybody got sick, and barely made it to the start. Miriam never recovered and only started 2 stages. We came a little short in the brutal final climbs that almost all stages finished with. On the last day Tone and Siri pulled a nice sprint for Cecilie to finish in a 6th place.
Team: Cecilie, Miriam, Siri, Tone