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Top five for Vita & Cecilie in Chrono des Nations (1.1)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

This Sunday Vita and Cecilie lined up for the Individual time trial in France. In horrendous weather with rain and strong winds the girls had to balance the risk. Wanting to race for top results it was a tough challenge, the girls decided to be careful where needed. After strong riding they managed to finish to strong results with Vita in Les videre

Final preparations for the World Championships Qatar

Coverphoto: sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

At the moment Emilie and Cecilie are in Cyprus training in the heat as preparations for the upcoming World Championships in Qatar. They are training together with our new riders for 2017, Kathrine Aalerud and juniors Susanne Andersen & Ingvild Gåskjenn. After the training camp they all head to Doha, Qatar where Emilie and Cecilie will be joined by Kirsten, Charlotte, Thea and Julie for the team time trial.

The Norwegian national team training in Cyprus ahead of the World Championships. From left: Ingvild, Susanne, Kathrine, Emilie & Cecilie

The Norwegian national team training in Cyprus ahead of the World Championships.
From left: Ingvild, Susanne, Kathrine, Emilie & Cecilie

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Top ten for Emilie in Madrid (WWT)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

Sunday our team raced the Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, the last race of the Women’s World Tour this season.

The plan for the day was to cover breakaways and if possible get away with a small group. Emilie was our rider for the potential bunch sprint, she hid in the peloton to save energy. The team’s road captain Tatiana stayed with Emilie to keep her safe and provide support if it came down to a sprint.

The girls covered numerous attacks, Lauren and Charlotte both followed and tried to get breakaways going, but nothing would stick.

Halfway through the race Megan Guarnier (BoelsDolmans) escaped the peloton. A few km later Miriam bridged up together with three Les videre

Lotto Belgium Tour (2.1)

Coverphoto: sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

First day of the Lotto Belgium Tour the riders faced a 4.37km prologue in Nieuwport. Normally Kirsten would be among the favorites, but due to a back injury she had to withdraw from the race. Charlotte finished as our best rider in 22nd place 26 seconds behind winner Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica) and Simona in 23rd place 28 seconds behind.

Stage one was a flat stage with a coble section and some technical
parts and had start and finish in Moorslede. After 50km Alexis Ryan
(CanyonSram) escaped the peloton and was joined by Sara Penton (Lares Waowdeals). Later the group grew to seven riders and at that point our girls took charge in the peloton. As the group was caught with one lap to go Charlotte joined a breakaway with four riders. By Les videre

Strong racing in Holland

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

This past week our team raced the Boels Ladies tour, a six day stage race offering a strong peloton, challenging courses and tough racing . A solid preparation for the World Championships in Qatar later this year.

Stage one offered flat roads, but the expected winds were missing. As always a few breakaway attempts from the start with Minke Wan Dongen (Swabo Ladies) as the one to succeed. She was later joined by Kasia Niewiadoma (Rabo Liv) whereas the duo gained up to five minutes. Our girls started to chase down the duo together with peloton and with 10km to go it was all together. The final was a hectic one, Emilie got good help from her teammates towards the Les videre

Our weekend at the Women’s Worldtour in Vårgårda Sweden

Coverphoto: sportfoto.nl/SF Road 2016

Friday started with a 42.5km team time trial in the evening. Our girls raced a steady TTT, but was not able to get the speed high enough from start. As the girls got into the race they were able to speed up, but at this level it was a little too late to achieve the top ten result they are capable of. The race was won by Boels Dolmans Les videre

Podium and fifth overall for Emilie in Ladies Tour of Norway (2.1)

Coverphoto: Eventfotografene / Jan Tore Sveen

First stage offered rain, rain and then some rain. Emilie was able to take some bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint to take the virtual lead. Unfortunately, as the peloton started the local laps in Fredrikstad, Nicole Hanselmann (Cervelo-Bigla) got a gap to the peloton. Thalita De Jong (Raboliv) tried to bridge up to the Swiss lady, but Hanselmann stayed away for the win with De Jong taking
2nd. Behind in the peloton Lucinda Brand (RaboLiv) sprinted to 3rd to complete the podium. With the bonus seconds and 11th on the stage Emilie was 4th in the GC after first day. Les videre

Great victory in Prudential RideLondon Classique (WWT)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl/SF Road 2016

Saturday we raced the Prudential RideLondon Classique, a one day Womens Worldtour event. The circuit race was held in central London with a 5.5km loop going past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and with start & finish on the Mall along St James’s Park. London knows how to put together a good race for the riders closing big roads, taking precautions to make it a safe event and engaging people to come out and watch. The spectators were great and made racing on these iconic roads an even bigger experience. Not many places can compete with the atmosphere found in London Les videre

La Course by Le Tour de France (WWT)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

Sunday it was time for one of the bigger events on the women’s calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. The race, a one day 89km crit circuit may not be all that spectacular on its own. The tradition and history belongs to the men, but along with the men’s last stage of the TDF follows live TV coverage and much needed media attention. Riders are eager, peloton nervous, everybody wants to do well for the team, honor the sponsors and show the world how great women cycling really is. Riders give it their all which results in a high Les videre

A strong weekend with podium for Emilie in BeNe Ladies Tour (2.2)

Coverphoto: Sportfoto.nl / SF Road 2016

This weekend we had a small team in BeNe Ladies Tour, a three-day stage race in Belgium and Netherlands starting with a 103km stage Friday. With a course including twelve coble sections at almost 11km altogether in addition to strong winds it turned into a tough stage. Emilie, who suffered from food poisoning the days before, rode strong and was able to stay with the front group of thirty-eight Les videre