Promising week in Healthy Ageing Tour

After five days of racing, the Healthy Ageing Tour came to an end on Sunday. A sixth place for Lucy Garner in the second stage and a fifth place for Lonneke Uneken a day later, were the best results for the team. But it is not only the results that count. “The whole week we were riding very well as a team”, Lonneke concluded. She was racing her home race in the north of Holland.

Uneken finished eighth in the last stage and with that she ended five days of racing on the roads she knows quite well. “I am happy with my racing this week. It gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season. I had a great week and enjoyed racing in my own region.”

That she was able to take an fifth and eighth place was also a positive thing for Lonneke. “I didn’t expect to be able to fight in the front of a bunch sprint yet, but I think the whole team rode the way we wanted this week. Of course there are some things to work on, but there are a lot of races to come this season, so we have time for that.”

Photo: Sportfoto.nl – Lucy Garner (left) and Lonnke Uneken

Results Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport in the Healthy Ageing Tour:

Stage 1
15. Lucy Garner
23. Lonneke Uneken
46. Julie Meyer Solvang
56. Marta Tagliaferro
85. Amalie Lutro
106. Chanella Stougje

Stage 2
6. Lucy Garner
12. Lonneke Uneken
23. Marta Tagliaferro
33. Amalie Lutro
35. Julie Meyer Solvang
39. Chanella Stougje

Stage 3
5. Lonneke Uneken
56. Amalie Lutro
74. Chanella Stougje
78. Julie Meyer Solvang
79. Lucy Garner
93. Marta Tagliaferro

Stage 4a (ITT)
66. Lonneke Uneken
69. Julie Meyer Solvang
90. Lucy Garner
102. Amalie Lutro
DNS Marta Tagliaferro (sick)
DNS Chanella Stougje (injury)

Stage 4b
11. Lucy Garner
23. Amalie Lutro
54. Julie Meyer Solvang
60. Lonneke Uneken

Stage 5
8. Lonneke Uneken
20. Amalie Lutro
39. Lucy Garner
68. Julie Meyer Solvang

General Classification
24. Lonneke Uneken
47. Lucy Garner
58. Julie Meyer Solvang
75. Amalie Lutro