27.September. 7 girls from the team started in the road race in Ponferrada, it was marred by a cruel crash that saw Miriam going down along with half the peloton. Elisa made the select few to compete of the win but her late attack did not succeed. It cam down to a small bunch sprint that was won by Pauline Ferrand Prevot of France. Riders from the team: Elisa (14), Audrey (16), Ashleigh (20), Julie (39), Emilie (42), Sara (DNF), Miriam (DNF), full results here
Evelyn Stevens (Specialiced Lululemon) was the strongest in this tough stage race. Elisa took the 6th place in the GC, with Emilie and Vita our only other finishers.
Full Results here
Team: Elisa Longo Borghini, Audrey Cordon, Tone Hatteland-Lima, Vita Heine, Emilie Moberg, Lauren Kitchen
Impressive riding of the team in the final of the world cuip gave 7th place for Elisa, 11th for Audreay and 15th for Ashleigh. Lucinda Brand of Rabobank won in solo style.
Results of GP de Plouay here, and the final ranking here
team: Chloe Hosking, Elisa Longo Borghini, Ashgleih Moolman-Pasio, Lauren Kitchen, Audrey Cordon, Sara Olsson
A stunning team performance mixed with world class individual displays by Elisa and Audrey secured the teams first stage race victory this season, as well as 3 stage wins. Elisa won overall with 2 stage wins, Audrey was 2 in the GC, being 5 stages on the podium and winning the last. She also took the sprint and climbing jerseys.
Team: Thea, Sara, Audrey, Tone, Elisa
The race was dominated by Rabobank from start to finish and Marianne Vos duly won. Our team was the main competitor, together with Lotto and United Health Care. Elisa ended on a fine 5th place in the GC, and also had a superb 2d place on the difficult stage 2. Ashleigh was in the climber jersey, while Elisa also won the best Italian jersey.
Team: Elisa, Ashleigh, Lauren, Julie, Emilie, Cecilie, Chloe, Audrey
The 6 girl team was gradually reduced to 3 after stomech problems by Elisa, Headache by Miriam, and dry-out by Sara in the heat. Ashleigh kept her cool and finished 4th overall, behind a full podium of dominating Rabo Women. Audrey and Chloe remained the steady domestics, especially Chloe impressed because the course normally dont suit her. Still she finished 15th in a stage.
Team: Chloe Hosking, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Sara Olsson, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Elisa Longo Borghini, Audrey Cordon