It’s a wrap. The 2019 season is done. After the world championships in Yorkshire, there weren’t a lot of races to do anymore. However, there were two and Vita Heine even got a second place in the Chrono des Nations on the 20th of October. The team then raced the Tour of Guangxi in China last Tuesday. It was the last race for Chanella Stougje, who ends her cycling career. “I just wanted to enjoy my last race.”
Were Chloe Dygert surprised by winning the time trial of the world championships with a big advantage, Vita Heine wasn’t happy with her result. The Norwegian time trial champion of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport set the 21st time. The rain that kept falling during the day, made it hard for her. “When you already know underway that it is not going to be your day, it is hard to deal with that.”
Mieke Kröger joins Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport in 2020. After French rider Greta Richioud and Norwegian talent Silje Mathisen, she is the third new rider for the team. Kröger recently won the general classification in the Lotto Belgium Tour after winning the second stage with a solo. The 26 years old German rider this season also won two stages in the Czech stage race Gracia Orlova and a stage in the Dutch stage race Healthy Ageing Tour.
With Greta Richioud Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport adds a new rider to their team for the 2020 season. The 22 years old French rider is currently racing her fifth year as an UCI-rider. She joined the professional peloton with FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope and is still racing for that team. Richioud is a rider who can do a good sprint after a hilly race. She is the second reinforcement for the team, after Norwegian talent Silje Mathisen.
Team Hitec Products – Birk Sports are happy to announce the contract renewal of its three most experienced Norwegian riders. Norwegian road race champion Ingrid Lorvik, Norwegian time trial champion Vita Heine and Julie Meyer Solvang. Earlier Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport already renewed the contracts of Norwegian talents Pernille Feldmann, Ingvild Gaskjenn, Amalie Lutro and Thale Kielland Bjerk, British rider Lucy van der Haar and Marta Tagliaferro from Italy. The 18 years young Norwegian talent Silje Mathisen will be new in the team in 2020.
For Lonneke Uneken it was a good week in the Boels Ladies Tour. De Dutch rider of Team Hitec Products – Birk Sport was able to finish in the top-10 in three different stages and also took a twelfth place in a stage. In the end she finished 21st in the general classification of the Dutch World Tour race. “It was a rough week, but I look back very satisfied on my first Boels Ladies Tour.”