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
Audrey had a solo attempt in the 3d of the Drenthe races, but was caught. Kirsten Wild (Giant Shimano) won the race.
Team: Audrey, Emilie, Julie, Thea, Sara
As in 2013 Kirsten Wild dominated this race with 3 stage wins. She also won the overall. Chloe Hosking was our strongest rider and she impressed with powerful riding over the 4 stages, taking 2 3d places on the stages 1 and 3, and ending up on 3d place overall in the GC. Lauren Kitchen showed a strong addition to the team with an impressive 15th place in the GC. Audrey, Tone, Thea and Emilie added to the teamwork with attacks, leadouts and defensive work. A good first stage race for the season!
The first UCI-win for the team in 2014 was a fact on Thursday when Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio beat No 2 Heidi Dalton with aømost 2 minutes over 30 km. It was Ashelighs first race in the new jersey.
results RSA ITT Nationals
The first ranking is lead by our previous rider Emma Johansson. Our best rider in Elisa Longho Borghini on 6th place, while Chloe Hosking, Audrey Cordon, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Lauren Kitchen and Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen all are in the top 100. As a team we are on the 5th place. Ranking can be found here
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