This Sunday Team Hitec Products lined up for Gent-Wevelgem (WWT) with goal of another top ten result. The race of 114km included two times the cobbled climbs Kemmelberg & Monteberg and once the Baneberg. Although the weather was nice, the winds were strong and already early in the race the peloton split in two because of it.
At 50km the first climb came and over the top a selection of 25 riders got clear, none of our Hitec girls. Emilie was the closest over Les videre
First out in the Track Cycling World Championships was Tatiana, Simona (Italy) and Charlotte (Germany) in the Team Time Trial. Both teams did strong performances, but to qualify for the next round the teams had to be top 8. Germany finished 10th and was therefore done, while Italy finished 7th and got to ride for better results next day. On second day Italy managed a new national record at 4’26”162 and advanced on the result list to a 6th.
In the Scratch race Charlotte and Kirsten made it very exciting for us. With 13 laps to go Charlotte was in a breakaway that even the Les videre
Tatiana was 1 second from the national ITT jersey but was beaten by Silvia Valsecchi.:
Sunday the team did their 3d race in Belgium for a week. Tatiana and Lauren broke away with 9 other riders and finished 7 and 10, winner of the day was Belgian Champion Jolien Dhoore. Emilie ended on 19th place.
Team: Emilie, Tatiana, Tone, Vita, Lauren, Shana
This years issue was won by Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans). Tatiana was our best at 14th place.
Team: Tatiana, Tone, Cecilie, Emilie, Vita, Shana