We participated with 3 girls in a mix team for the final of the Lotto Cycling Cup. We missed a break of 3 and Julia Soek (Team Sunweb) won the race. Nina was second in the bunch sprint behind Rivera and finished 5th overall.
Team: Tone, Nina, Ilona
Starting with the ITT, Lotte finished 11 and Thea 26 in the 32 km long course. Elen Van Dijk of Netherlands won quite clearly. In the W U23 race, Susanne Andersen won the bunch sprint for second after a solo winner Pernille Mathiesen of Denmark. Ingvild did a good job buut punctured close to the final. The WE road race was a thriller with Charlotte making the winning break with Vos, Pawlowska, Zabelinskaya, Longo Borghini and Bronzini. Tragic for Lotte, Pawlowska crashed just a few km from finish, disturbing Lotte enough to drop from the group. Emilie finished 15th in the sprint for 6th place, after good domestic work from Thea, also Simona did a great domestic job for Italy during the race.
Participants from the team: Susanne, Emilie, Simona, Thea, Charlotte, Ingvild
RR U23: http://www.cqranking.com/women/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=13941
We had a victory from 2016 to defend, but nothing went to plan this day. On the third lap, Susanne punctured and could not return despite efforts from Tone to bring her back to the bunch. To make it worse, our captain for the day, Nina, punctured on the last lap. So no result for us, Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) won.
Team: Tone, Nina, Susanne, Emilie, Simona, Thea
29-07-2017: Wielrennen: Prudential RideLondon Classique: Londen: Nina Kessler: Thea Thorsen
Ingvild raced alone against the rest in this Norwegian cup. 2 riders from CK Victoria escaped and Ingrid Lorvik won. Ingvild attacked the bunch in the last climb and took the last podium spot.
A reduced team, missing Vita Heine and Miriam Bjørnsrud, raced the 4th edition of La Course, but much hillier this year. Lotte, Cecilie & Ingvild did their best to place our captain Katrine best possible before the finishing climb. Katrine finished 24, some minutes behind the winner Annemiek van Vleuten of Orica.
Team: Ingvild, Cecilie, Katrine, Charlotte
The team took on their second stage race this summer on the border of Belgium and Nederland. Therace started with a 1.9 km prolog, where Susanne was our best with 11th. On the first stage, 2 riders awat, we did a leadout for Nina for the 3d place, but went a little to early and no result. To make it worse, Vita crashed and was taken to hospital with a broken finger. The next day started with a short road race, stage 2A. Again 2 riders escaped late, Tone and Ingvild worked hard to keep it back but, couldnt, Nina was 3d in the peloton sprint and 5th overall. Cecilei was having a bad day and decided to not start the ITT on stage 2B. Marianne Vos was best on the day, again Susanne sis a good TT and was our best with 11th. On the last stage, Nina went in a long breakaway with Trevisi (Cipollini team), tha thad at the most 1:05. They where catched with 10km to go, and today it sticked together for a bunch sprint. Susanne did a great sprint and finished 3d, behind overall winner Marianne Vos and vd Ree (Lares Waovdeals). In the GC Susanne finished 9 and Nina 18. It was a encouraging stage race, Susanne delivered again, Nina was strong, Ingvild in progress. The only really bad thing was Vitas little finger, which was broken.
Team: Ingvild, Vita, Susanne, Nina, Tone, Cecilie
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