Team Coop – Hitec Products are happy to announce the signing of Nicole Steigenga. The 23-years-old rider from the Netherlands is the fourth new rider for the upcoming season. Earlier the team already signed Jessica Roberts, Josie Nelsen and Tiril Jørgensen. Steigenga is still young, but also brings experience to the team. At the elite level, she already won stages in both the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and Dubai Women’s Tour.
With Nora Tveit on the track, Team Coop – Hitec Products already had a rider in the team that also competes in another discipline than road cycling. Recently Josie Nelson joined the team and with that, off-road cycling is now also added as a discipline. On Sunday Josie competed in a national mountain bike race in her own region. And guess what? She won! “It felt really special to win my first elite race on my home course!”
Team Coop – Hitec Products has signed another Norwegian talent, to strengthen their squad for 2022. Tiril Jørgensen joins the team in the upcoming season. The 20-years-old rider showed herself in this year’s Ladies Tour of Norway, partly due to her presence in the leading group in the first stage. This Friday Jørgensen competes at the European championships in Trentino, where she races the U23 women’s road race for the national team.
Where one part of the team was participating in the Challenge by La Vuelta, another part raced the Watersley Womens Challenge. This three days UCI stage race in the Netherlands was organised for U23 riders. With a 9th and 10th place in the final stage, Emma Boogaard and Caroline Andersson got the best stage results for the team, while Caroline ended 12th in the GC. “As a team we have learned a lot in these three days”, Emma said afterwards.
Amongst the biggest names in cycling, Team Coop – Hitec Products has shown itself in the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta. In the hard four days stage race, Ingvild Gaskjenn (photo) impressed with a 13th and 15th place in the last two stages. Josie Nelson made her debut for the team in the four days stage race, while for Ane Iversen it was her first World Tour race.
Former British national road champion Jessica Roberts joins Team Coop – Hitec Products from the 2022 cycling season. The 22-years-old rider comes over from Australian World Tour Team BikeExchange. After her fellow countrywoman Josie Nelson, Roberts is the second new rider for the Norwegian based UCI continental women’s team. Six riders already renewed their contract towards the upcoming season.