With a 20th place in the result, finishing in the group with favourites, Amalie Lutro has shown herself again in the Brabantse Pijl. The young Norwegian rider of Team Coop – Hitec Products, who turned 21 a month ago, already showed her good form with a 16th place in the Scheldeprijs, one week ago. Now she managed to stay in front of the race, finishing in the group that sprinted for 7th place.
In the first women’s edition of the Scheldeprijs, a Belgium race that the men race for already the 109th time, Team Coop – Hitec Products has showed itself well. After a fast and hectic day of racing, the race ended in bunch sprint. Lorena Wiebes (DSM) won, while Amalie Lutro (photo) sprinted to a good 16th place in the strong field. Both Anne Dorthe Ysland and Emma Boogaard, who made her debut for the team, finished in the peloton.
Team Coop – Hitec Products are pleased to announce that it has strengthened itself with Emma Boogaard. The 20 years old rider from the Netherlands comes over from club team Restore Cycling and will join the team with immediate effect. On Wednesday Boogaard makes her debut for Team Coop – Hitec Products in the Scheldeprijs. “I am very happy with this opportunity and I am going to do all I can to make it a success.”
Team Coop – Hitec Products has shown itself well in the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders). Mieke Kröger was in a breakaway of two, in the beginning of the race, gaining a maximum advantage of thirty seconds and staying away for about fifteen kilometers. Only 18 years old Anne Dorthe Ysland was in the end the first rider to finish, at the 55th place. Annemiek van Vleuten won the race.
In the first race of Team Coop – Hitec Products in the new team kit, Ingvild Gaskjenn was the first rider of the team to finish in Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday. Together with Amalie Lutro, Gaskjenn ended in the third big group after a very hard race that was won by Annemiek van Vleuten. “I think we worked well together today and we are improving as a team.”
In addition to the merger between the men’s UCI continental Team Coop and the women’s UCI Team Coop – Hitec Products, the team is happy to announce another new step. Riders of the women’s team will from now on get equal payment to the riders of the men’s team. On Wednesday Team Coop – Hitec Products will start in the Belgium UCI 1.1 race Dwars door Vlaanderen. In that race, the team races for first time in their new team kit.