This Sunday Team Hitec Products lined up for Gent-Wevelgem (WWT) with goal of another top ten result. The race of 114km included two times the cobbled climbs Kemmelberg & Monteberg and once the Baneberg. Although the weather was nice, the winds were strong and already early in the race the peloton split in two because of it.
At 50km the first climb came and over the top a selection of 25 riders got clear, none of our Hitec girls. Emilie was the closest over Continue reading
Team Hitec Products raced the first race in the UCI Women’s World Tour race, Strade Bianche in Sienna, Tuscany. The race offered a tough course and challenging weather for the 121km route through Toscana including 23km of white gravel roads and over 1800m of elevation with open terrain. Continue reading
The last race of the season, and Julie Leth was finally back after her injury in June. She can be content with her 17th spot and grabbed the last chance to take home some points for the 2015 season. Cecilie did a good race even if she was somewhat down on the list from last year, the 9th place was satisfactory. Tatiana Antoshina won the race.
Report from Cecilie
Full results here
The 4 day stage race started well for the team, Lauren took all the bonus sprits the first day and was virtually in the leader jersey when there was a late 3-girl break including Cecilie. Cecilie finished 3d, and even if it was a little inconvenient that we lost the leader jersey and the chance of a bunch sprint with Lauren, it was still Cecilies first podium of 2015. The following day, Lauren got sick and chose to not start the 3d day. Tatiana and Ceclie also didnt start and our best finisher was Vita on 48th place. Emma Johansson (Sweden) won the race overall.
Team: Janicke Gunvaldsen, Tatiana Guderzo, Lauren Kitchen, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Shana Van Glabeke, Vita Heine
After a string of sewcond places it was finally Cecilies turn in Brumunddal on the nationals time trial. She won on a knockout time before Marie Ommundsen (Hero) and Thrude Karlsen (Økern). Miriam 4th, Thea 6th and Vita 8th in her first Norwegian nationals,
The gravel roads of Ottestad was clearly something for the Hitec girls. The entire team rode away from the peloton and won easily, Cecilie first crossing the line to extend her Norwegian Cup GC lead.
Team: Cecilie, Emilie, Vita, Miriam