On Sunday, it was a good day for Team Coop – Hitec Products. In the Chrono des Nations Mieke Kröger got third. On top of that, Josie Nelson impressed with a silver medal at the British championships. After a hard battle for the win, with riders from several World Tour teams, Pfeiffer Georgi from DSM was the only rider that was earlier at the finish. “Super happy to come away with a second place at the elite national championships”, was her first reaction.
Dutch cyclist Sylvie Swinkels joins Team Coop – Hitec Products in 2022. The 21-years-old is the fifth new signing for the Norwegian UCI women’s team. She will be in her fourth year on the elite level next season. Next to Swinkels, Team Coop – Hitec Products renewed the contracts with Norwegian cyclist Ann Helen Olsen and German cyclist Christa Riffel for one more year. Both riders joined the team this season.
Team Coop – Hitec Products are happy to announce the signing of Nicole Steigenga. The 23-years-old rider from the Netherlands is the fourth new rider for the upcoming season. Earlier the team already signed Jessica Roberts, Josie Nelsen and Tiril Jørgensen. Steigenga is still young, but also brings experience to the team. At the elite level, she already won stages in both the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana and Dubai Women’s Tour.
With Nora Tveit on the track, Team Coop – Hitec Products already had a rider in the team that also competes in another discipline than road cycling. Recently Josie Nelson joined the team and with that, off-road cycling is now also added as a discipline. On Sunday Josie competed in a national mountain bike race in her own region. And guess what? She won! “It felt really special to win my first elite race on my home course!”
Team Coop – Hitec Products has signed another Norwegian talent, to strengthen their squad for 2022. Tiril Jørgensen joins the team in the upcoming season. The 20-years-old rider showed herself in this year’s Ladies Tour of Norway, partly due to her presence in the leading group in the first stage. This Friday Jørgensen competes at the European championships in Trentino, where she races the U23 women’s road race for the national team.
Where one part of the team was participating in the Challenge by La Vuelta, another part raced the Watersley Womens Challenge. This three days UCI stage race in the Netherlands was organised for U23 riders. With a 9th and 10th place in the final stage, Emma Boogaard and Caroline Andersson got the best stage results for the team, while Caroline ended 12th in the GC. “As a team we have learned a lot in these three days”, Emma said afterwards.