Not a race for the history books for Hitec Products. Big crowds and high profile, but no luck in the race (or outside, we also had illness). Our only notable result was Chloe Hoskings 7th place on the last stage. Marianne Vos won overall.
Team: Elisa, Chloe, Ashleigh, Audrey, Thea, Siri
Elisa and Ashleigh had decent GC placements in Luxembourg but it was Julie Leths first UCI podium, just beaten by worlds number 1 and 2 Marianne Vos and Emma Johansson on stage 3, that gave the biggest celebrations for the team. The stage race was won by Anna van der Breggen (Rabo Women)
team: Elisa, Ashleigh, Julie, Sara, Audrey, Thea
Emilie, Miriam and Cecilie was with the national team in Czech Republic for the stage race Gracia Orlova. Miriam showed increasing form by taking a nice 4th place on stage 3.
Ashleigh beat Vita Heine (Bergen CK) in the uphill finish in Skien at her first visit in Norway. A nice collective team effort gave a descisive break of 6 riders where we had 3. Cecilie Gotaas completed the podium while Miriam took the youth jersey.
Team: Tone, Sara, Thea, Miriam, Siri, Ashleigh, Cecilie
After several breakaways with our team involved, Anna vd Breggen (Rabo) was allowed to go solo to win. Julie finished 12th for us.
Team: Julie, Audrey, Elisa, Emilie
In a brilliant finish aided by Audrey, Chloe booked her first UCI-win of the season. Here in her own words: Read more.
Team: Lauren, Audrey, Emilie, Chloe, Julie
In the return og marianne Vos, the team did a great job of defending last years podium. We set up our 2 captains beautifully to place Elisa back on the podium with 3d and Ashleigh on 5th. Nothing could be done with the winner Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Rabobank) and world cup leader Elisabeth Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) on 2d. Audrey Cordon was in a serious break attempt 20 k from the finish and followed deep into the final.
Team: Elisa, Ashleigh, Julie, Audrey, Lauren, Cecilie
The team followed tradition and raced in Apeldoorn in the spring, for the 6th time. We were chasing to beat our best result which was in 2013 with Chloe Hosking’s 3d place. It looked very well for us when we placed 4 girls in the leading group (Chloe, Audrey, Elisa and Cecilie). However in the finish only Elisa contested the sprint in a select group of 12 riders, and she finished 7th behind the winner Kirsten Wild (Giant Shimano). Julie had an unlucky day with an early puncture.
Team: Elisa, Chloe, Audrey, Julie, Cecilie, Lauren
Tone and Lauren raced this criterium in Rotterdam, Anna vd Breggen (Rabobank) won in a 3 girl break, Lauren and Charlotte Becker was the chase duo where Lauren ended 5th. Tone was number 20.
The opening race in Jønkøping (where Sara lost some teeth in 2007) was the first win for her in the Hitec Products jersey. There were 19 riders at the start.