13/14.September. Lauren, Emilie and Tone proved a deadly trio in the last Norwegian cup races of the year. On the saturday on Malmheim, Lauren and Emilie did a massive leadout and Tone took a long wanted win on home turf. On the Sunday, Escapees Lorvik (CK Victoria) and Lauren was caught in the final 300 meters, Emilie took the win ahead of Bjønnes (Grimstad), Lauren and Tone. Results for the Norwegian Cup here and for the Ranking race here
Emilie took her best ever placement in a world cup in China Sunday with her 4th place in the sprint. Nothing to be done with winner Kirsten Wild (Giant Shimano). The team was very active during the race, Sara took the ‘queen of mountain’ sprint on the bridge to Shanghai. Tone was in a solo break and was caught in the final kilometers. In the sprint Lauren commanded the team and did a great leadout for Emilers 4th, we even got Cecilie on 10th and Julie on 12th place. This was enough to win the team competition. We are now 3d in the UCI World Cup ranking for teams.
Team: Emilie Moberg, Tone Hatteland Lima, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Lauren Kitchen, Sara Olsson, Julie Leth
UCI Verdenscup Ranking
The stage race as a prelude to the world cup was a team effort for our sprinter Emilie Moberg. 2 x 7th place, and 2 precious bonus points on stage 3 gave her a 8th place in the GC that tripled her account of UCI points. Kirsten Wild won overall after total domination on the first 2 stages.
Team: Tone, Emilie, Lauren, Sara, Cecilie, Julie
The race went in excellent conditions, in sharp contrast to the 2013 edition. The team raced well together for the first 36 km and our leaders Emilie and Chloe were placed well in the first group over the Kemmelberg. In the descicive moment after about 90 km, there formed a group of 8 riders were we unfortunately werent present. We made a sprint for Emilie in the peloton were she ended 5th and thereby 13th overall. Lauren Hall (USA) won the race.
Team: Emilie Moberg, Chloe Hosking, Thea Thorsen, Sara Olsson, Miriam Bjørnsrud, Siri Minge, Tone Hatteland Lima