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
Specialized Lululemon took their 3d consecutive win in this race in a convincing way. Our team took the 9th place after being 11 on the last time control.
Team: Miriam, Tone, Emilie, Julie, Sara, Cecilie
Team Ranking after 7 rounds
The first Norwegian UCI stage racein Halden was a fantastic addition to the womens calendar. Nice accomodation, courses and surroundings. The race started with a technical prologue and continued with 2 hard and hilly road races, The strong Rabobank team dominated the race almost like if Barcelona were allowed to play in a tournament in the Norwegian 3 division of football, they won all the stages, all the jerseys, and took the 3 first places on the podium. Anna vd Breggen was the end winner. Our best result was Emilie Moberg’s 14th place in the 1.stage.
Team: Emilie Moberg, Sara Olsson, Thea Thorsen, Tone Hatteland Lima, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Miriam Bjørnsrud
Hitec Products show again commitment to womens cycling by sponsoring Ladies Tour of Norway in Halden 15. and 17.August. Hitec Products AS will sponsor the climbers jersey. The race will be shown on Norwegian TV2, Eurosport and Swedish STV. Here is a true Halden Commercial, and this is the homepage of the race.
The 6th round of the World Cup was held in the familiar Sparkassen Giro course in Bochum, Germany. The team protected Emilie Moberg well throughout the race, and she took a nice 13th place in the select group of 50 riders who sprinted for the victory. Marianne Vos (Rabobank) winning, was maybe no surprise. The team kept the 3d place in the UCI World Coup team competition, and now have 3 riders in the top 15. Results can be found here and the whole ranking can be found here.
Team;: Emilie, Julie, Lauren, Tone, Sara, Thea
Hitec Products Team at Sparkassen Giro (Hitec Products) From left: Lauren Kitchen, Julie Leth, Sara Olsson (hanging), Thea Thorsen, Emilie Moberg and Tone Hatteland Lima
It was a big happening for all involved with the inaugural first Champs Elysees stage of Tour de France for women. Our plans were partly interupted by a crash in the last KM, partly by punctures. Audrey was the most active girl in the team with 3d place in the sprint competition. Marianne Vos won the sprint ahead of Kirsten Wild.
Team: Elisa, Tone, Audrey, Emilie, Cecilie, Chloe