Strong Steigenga second in Leiedal Koerse

Less than two weeks after her second place in the Ronde de Mouscron, Nicole Steigenga has again become second in a UCI-race. This time she did that in the Leiedal Koerse, a new Belgium race on the calendar, that shows a lot of similarities with the men’s E3 Prijs. In the last 10 kilometers Nicole was together with three Parkhotel Valkenburg, with success covered a lot of their attacks, but then got beaten in the sprint for the win.

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Steigenga sprints to second place in Ronde de Mouscron

Team Coop – Hitec Products has its first podium of the season. In the Ronde de Mouscron Nicole Steigenga sprinted to the second place on Monday. She and Sylvie Swinkels were part of a first group of thirty riders that sprinted for the win. Nicole started the sprint early and saw only Thalita de Jong passing her before the finish line.

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Andersson fights in front in France

During the Easter weekend, Team Coop – Hitec Products races on two different places. On Sunday the team started in the French race Grand Prix Féminin de Chambéry. Caroline Andersson there showed herself, getting herself in a small chasing group behind eight leaders and in the end finishing in 13th position. On Monday a different group of riders will start in the Belgium race Ronde de Mouscron.

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Hard fight in hectic Scheldeprijs

After a weekend without a race, Team Coop – Hitec Products got back into action on Wednesday, racing the Scheldeprijs. The Belgium classic that with the men already for years is known as the ‘un-official world championships for sprinters’, was organised for the women for the second time. As last year, Lorena Wiebes won the bunch sprint. Ingvild Gaskjenn sprinted to the 16th place.

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