Vita Heine has won the Tour de Feminin. After winning the individual time trial on Saturday, she was able to keep the yellow leaders jersey in the two stages after that. “I am very happy with this win”, Vita said after the race. “This would not have been possible without such a good team.” As Marta Tagliaferro won the first stage, the team went home with three victories.
Two days after Marta Tagliaferro’s win in the first stage of the Tour de Feminin, Vita Heine gave Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport a new success. The Norwegian time trial champion won the third stage in the Czech Republic, a 14.4 kilometers long individual time trial. With that win, Vita moved into the lead in the general classifcation.
Marta Tagliaferro has won the first stage in the Tour de Feminin. In the Czech Republic the Italian rider of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport was the fastest in the bunch sprint. Kaat Hannes (Jos Ferron) finished in second place and Evy Kuijpers (CCC) was third. With her win Marta is also the first leader in the race, while Ingvild Gaskjenn wears the white leadersjersey of the youth classification.
Ingrid Lorvik is the new Norwegian champion. She gave Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport the win in the road race on Sunday, for the fifth year in a row. Ingrid won the race with a solo. Behind her Vita Heine, the winner of the last three years, and Ingvild Gaskjenn were in a chasing group of seven riders. They defended Ingrid’s lead, while Ingvild sprinted to a bronze medal and Vita finished in fifth place.
It is a successful season for Vita Heine. After winning stages in both the Tour of Uppsala and Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, she Thursday crowned herself as Norwegian champion in the time trial. It was Vita’s first race again after crashing out of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, one day after her stage win. Julie Meyer Solvang set the ninth time, while Amalie Lutro was 13th and with that the best U23 rider.
After the win of Marta Tagliaferro on Saturday, the same riders of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport raced again on Sunday. In the Belgium UCI 1.1. classic Dwars door de Westhoek they showed themselves very good, being involved in a lot of attacks. However, in the end the race ended in a bunch. The Italian Elisa Balsamo won the race, while first year elite rider Lonneke Uneken showed herself again with a fifth place.