Nina raced as a guest rider to practice her sprint legs. She came back with 2 podiums and a 4th place.
As the longest race on the calendar, it was not a great succes for us in the GC. Our captain Katrine had to stop on the 9th stage wih a heatstroke. Furthermore Miriam crashed out of the 7th stage with a bad shoulder, but not broken. The positive from the race was Emilies 3 x top 10 placements. Anna vd Breggen (Boels) won the race.
Team: Katrine, Miriam, Thea, Simona, Emilie, Ilona, Charlotte
30-06-2017: Wielrennen: Giro Rosa: GRADO:
We started with 9 girls against a peloton who was determined to break us. CK Victoria with 13 girls and Grimstad with 7 was expected to be the strongest. We opened very hard in the tough course, and broke the peloton to pieces in the first hill, with hard work from our climbers Vita/Ingvild/Katrine/Cecilie/Miriam. After the hill, 6 girls rode away with Susanne and Thea in it. Later, Katrine rode up to the group, which took away the desire to race from the other teams. After another few hard rides up the hills we ehere reduced to a group of 12 in the front where we had 6 riders, Susanne, Miriam, Vita, Katrine and Cecilie. On the 4th lap Katrine and Vita attacked the group of 12 and rode away with Ingrid Lorvik (CK Victoria). After getting 3 minutes, Katrine and Vita stated attacking Ingrid, but in a whole lap they could not get a single meter. In the mean time, Miriam and Susanne had escaped from the group behind and was on their way up to the trio in fromnt. We decided to wait and let Ingrid pull the trio almost to the line. Vita attacked on 300 meter and sprinted to her second consecutive title. Katrine outsprinted Ingrid for the silver. Miriam followed alone on 4th, and Susanne followed alone on 5th. We also had Cecilie on 7th, Thea on 10th, Tone on 19th and Ingvild on 23d place. Emilie had become sick and stopped after 3 laps.
Team: Tone, Susanne, Ingvild, Miriam, Vita, Cecilie, Emilie, Katrine, Thea
A spectacular show-off from the team in Levanger centre, in a technical course with 8x left turns and 4 x right turns in just over a KM per lap. After the first hard laps, which saw Tone crash out, a group of 4 riders escaped where we had Emilie & Susanne. Emilie escaped and rode alone for 10 laps, when Susanne attacked from the group behind and joined her. Emilie was already pretty exhausted and Susanne rode on alone. She won the race solo with roughly 30 seconds, and took her first Woman Elite Nationals gold. Behind, Malin Eriksen (CK Victoria) attacked with Thea on the wheel. Thea outsprinted Malin and took the silver. Emilie ended on 5th place and Ingvild on 8th place.
Team: Miriam, Thea, Tone, Emilie, Ingvild, Susanne
Vita Heine defended her title in style with a crushing time in Trondheim. Thea Thorsen took her first UCI-podium by coming second, while Katrine Aalerud took the last podium spot. Cecilie had to settle for a dissapointing 4th on home soil after some sickness. Emilie Moberg took a nice 6th place and Tone a 16th place. Miriam had a puncture and DNF’ed. Anyway a nice start to the week with a full podium.
Simona in Italy nationals had a nice 7th on the ITT, but had to settle for 25th on the hard road race. In the terribly hard competition in Holland, Nina took a nice 9th place in the road race while Ilona was 62nd. On the ITT only Ilona rode to a 25th place. In Germany, Charlotte dinished 6th in the ITT but took a great 3d place in the RR.
Germany ITT: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13167
Germany RR: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13168
Netherlands ITT: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13193
Netherlands RR: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13194
Italy ITT: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13667
Italy RR: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13668
The saturday ranking race, where Tone, Ingvild & Susanne raced, started badly, both Tone & Ingvild out with mechanicals. Susanne was in great shape, however and won the race in a tight bunch sprint over Line Gulliksen. On the sunday, the team was reinforced with Nina Kessler. We had full control of the race. We let go a break of Ingvild and Julie Solvang (Grimstad), believing Ingvild would win the 2 rider sprint. It was not to be, Julie won it. Again Syusanne won the bunch sprint for 3d.
Team: Nina, Tone, Susanne & Ingvild
Ranking Race: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13531
Norwegian Cup: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13401
The Womens Tour in England was a fantastic race, with the best possible start list, and loads of spectators all through the 5 stages. The most spectacular stage was the last in London centre, with start and finish at Picadilly Circus. Overall, Vita was our strongest for the week with a 16th place. Emilie was a strong sprinter with 2 x 11th places and a 9th place. The race was won by Kasia Niewadome (WMN3), that incredibly was allowed to ride away on the first day, d never let go of her lead after that.
Team: Vita, Katrine, Miriam, Thea, Simona, Emilie
Nina took her greatest win of her career in a bunch sprint in this Belgian classic. A strong team performance placed her in a good position, where she made her own way in the final kilometer to beat Monique vd Ree (Lares) for the win.
Team: Tone, Nina, Ilona, Cecilie, Charlotte
Back in Bretagne, where we won double in 2014, we started with a 4-woman strong squad both days. For La Classique Morbihan, we had Katrine in a 2 girl break in the last 10 km, when she had a mechanical, and lost any chance of a result. Vita was our best placed with a 9th place. Ashleig Moolman (Bigla) won the race. The same girl won the following day race GP de Plumelec, when Vita had a nice 9th place finish. Katrine was again unlucky, was involved in a crash and was sent to hospital for check. Luckily it turned out to be not so serious.
Team: Nina, Vita, Katrine, Miriam
La Classique Morbihan: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13086
GP de Plumelec: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13088