While the team awaits a Scandinavian race program with first the Tour of Uppsala, then the World Tour team time trial and road in Vargarda end last the Tour of Scandinavia, two riders have a different program. Jessica Roberts and Josie Nelson will be competing at the Commonwealth Games, which are organised in Birmingham. For Jessica the event already started, as with Wales she on Friday got fourth on the team pursuit.
Being down to two riders after three days, Team Coop – Hitec Products has made the best of it in the Baloise Ladies Tour. Both Jessica Roberts and Sylvie Swinkels finished the race, with Jessica getting a 22nd place in the general classification, after a 21st place in the time trial on Saturday. It was again confirmation of her growing form, with the Commonwealth Games coming up soon.
In the Districtenpijl – Ekeren-Deurne, Jessica Roberts showed herself in the frontline again on Sunday. The 23-years-old British rider has some rough years behind her and is getting the time at Team Coop – Hitec Products to find her old form back. On Sunday that resulted in her first UCI-points in one and a half years, as she sprinted to the 13th place in the UCI 1.1 race. Four riders managed to stay ahead.”
In the Portuguese municipality Anadia, Mari Hole Mohr (Norway) and Caroline Andersson (Sweden) have shown themselves during the road race of the European championships U23 this Sunday. Mari finished in tenth place, in the group that was fighting for the second place, not far behind solo winner Shirin van Anrooij of the Netherlands. Close after that small group, Caroline came over de finish line in 17th place.
Ane Iversen is the new time trial champion of Norway. The 29-years-old rider who joined Team Coop – Hitec Products only a year ago won the 25 kilometers race against the clock on Thursday. She was five seconds fast than Katrine Aalerud of Movistar, who won the title the past two years. This Friday the riders from Norway race for the criterium title, while on Sunday the road race is on the program.
With a 6th place in the third stage and 9th place in the fourth and final stage of the Tour de Suisse, Ingvild Gaskjenn again took some good results for Team Coop – Hitec Products. With the help of her teammates and also attacks of Nicole Steigenga, the team was again able to show itself in a stage race with a high level. “All in all I am very happy with the whole team and what we could do this week.”