Where a part of the team raced in the Netherlands and Belgium during the Baloise Ladies Tour, the other part of the team was active in the Czech Republic. They participated in the Tour de Feminin. With a fifth place in the general classification and second place in the youth classification, Anne Dorthe Ysland showed how allround she is. Ingvild Gaskjenn sprinted to two sixth places.
Team Coop – Hitec Products cyclist Mieke Kröger has ended in second place in the general classification of the Baloise Ladies Tour. In the four days stage race that started in the Netherlands and finished in Belgium, the German rider came fourteen seconds short for the overall win. “My shape is good. I am looking forward to the Olympics in Tokyo.”
Team Coop – Hitec Products has signed a new rider for the remainder of the 2021 cycling season and the 2022 season. Ane Iversen joins the team and will make her debut on international level in the Baloise Ladies Tour. Iversen (28), who started cycling only three years ago, impressed at the Norwegian championships, taking a fourth place in the individual time trial. “I am very grateful for the offer to joining the team and hope I can be a contributor to the team.”
The road race of the Norwegian championships have resulted in a third place for Ingvild Gaskjenn. In a sprint for the second place, she only saw Emilie Moberg finishing in front of her. Five seconds before them, Vita Hein crossed the finish as the winner. In the final she rode away from a fourteen riders breakaway, in which Anne Dorthe Ysland also was present for Team Coop – Hitec Products.
This weekend it is time for the national road race championships in a lot of countries. It means most of the Team Coop – Hitec Products riders are racing as well. That actually already started on Thursday, when Anne Dorthe Ysland and Ann Helen Olsen started in the Norwegian time trial championships. It resulted in a 5th place for Anne Dorthe. This weekend our riders race in Norway, Germany and Sweden.
Next to racing in Belgium, Team Coop – Hitec Products was also active on home soil last weekend. It became two succesfull days, with Anne Dorthe Ysland winning both the time trial and the road race that belong to the Norges Cup. She could take the win on Sunday also because of impressive help by team mate Ann Helen Olsen.