This weekend it is time for the national road race championships in a lot of countries. It means most of the Team Coop – Hitec Products riders are racing as well. That actually already started on Thursday, when Anne Dorthe Ysland and Ann Helen Olsen started in the Norwegian time trial championships. It resulted in a 5th place for Anne Dorthe. This weekend our riders race in Norway, Germany and Sweden.
Next to racing in Belgium, Team Coop – Hitec Products was also active on home soil last weekend. It became two succesfull days, with Anne Dorthe Ysland winning both the time trial and the road race that belong to the Norges Cup. She could take the win on Sunday also because of impressive help by team mate Ann Helen Olsen.
With Dwars door het Hageland on Saturday and Dwars door de Westhoek on Sunday, the team started in two Belgium races this weekend. In both races it was Ingvild Gaskjenn who got a result for the team, ending 25th on the hard gravel race on Saturday and finishing in 19th place a day later. That race ended in a bunch sprint.
In the east of Germany, Team Coop – Hitec Products raced the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour from Tuesday to Sunday. Being involved in several attacks and getting good results, the riders of the team showed themselves well. And that in a peloton with a high level. Ingvild Gaskjenn ended 16th in the general classification. On Sunday she finished the race with her best day result, an 11th place.
With Nora Tveit, Team Coop – Hitec Products has signed an extra rider for the current cycling season. The 18 years young Norwegian rider from Stavanger will make her debut for the team in the Belgium one day race GP Eco-Struct, on Saturday May 8. “I want to get as much experience as I can, helping the team achieve the best possible results.”
With a 20th place in the result, finishing in the group with favourites, Amalie Lutro has shown herself again in the Brabantse Pijl. The young Norwegian rider of Team Coop – Hitec Products, who turned 21 a month ago, already showed her good form with a 16th place in the Scheldeprijs, one week ago. Now she managed to stay in front of the race, finishing in the group that sprinted for 7th place.