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Messy finish in the Tour of Chongming
Island World Cup
We actually rode one of our better races this year in the 5th round of the world cup in Shanghai. We covered attacks and looked after each other in the early stages, and the late soloattacks of first Aude Biannic (France) and then Tetyana Riabchenko (Forno d'Asolo) seemed under control, in the final kilometers however, with Riabchenko well in sight, things went wrong and the peloton took a wrong turn, and at this time the Hitec Products girl were well at the front with the train for Chloe Hosking set up. Not just valuable time was lost, but we never got time to reorganize and the sprint were not a success. In the mean time, Riabchenko duly won her first UCI-win. We managed to get some valuable WC points with Chloes 15th and Elisas 20th place, but all in all it was a dissapointing end to a good race. At the finish line, in the initial frustration some teams wanted to protest, and winner of the peloton sprint Giorgia Bronzini didnt go to the podium. In the new world cup ranking, Elisa Longo Borghini drops to 4th place while the team as a whole rise to 3d place.
Team: Chloe Hosking, Tone Hatteland Lima, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Elisa Longo Borghini, Emilie Moberg and Thea Thorsen
Race report from CJ Farcuharson
New WC ranking
Hosking Misses Yellow By One Second But Keeps Green
After working hard throughout the three day Tour of Chongming Island Hitec Products fell an agonizing one-second short of claiming the overall title, however the team’s sprinter Chloe Hosking claimed the race’s Green points classification. Read more.
Hosking Takes Yellow On The Second Stage Of Tour Of
Hitec Products’ Chloe Hosking sprinted into the race lead in today’s second stage of the Tour of Chongming Island. Read more.
Chloe Hosking In Green Points Jersey After First Stage Of
The Tour Of Chongming Island.
Hitec Products’ Chloe Hosking sprinted to second place in the opening stage of the Tour of Chongming Island today and sits in second overall by one-second. Read more.
Team: Elisa Longo-Borghini, Chloe Hosking, Cecilie Johsen, Thea Thorsen, Emilie Moberg, Tone Hatteland.
Elisa 8th on stage 2 in GP Luxembourg (UCI 2.1)
The prologue started promising for Cecilie with a 12th place in the rainy conditions. On the saturday her potential GC was disrupted by an early crash, and she came back to find that the peloton split in 2 groups. Later Elisa had her 5th puncture of the season, but with help from the waiting Emilia and a big effort of her own she managed to bridge back to the leading group. She finished in an impressive 8th place in the sprint won by Giorgia Bronzini.
On the sunday it was a waiting game, with few attacks but riders dropping from the back all the time. Our attempt to a sprint was hindered by a crash in the final kilometer. Marianne Vos won the last stage and the GC.
Team: Elisa, Emilia, Rachel, Cecilie and Rossella.
Siri and Emilie with the national
team in Gracia Orlova (UCI 2.2)
In the Czech republic Emilie Moberg and Siri Minge represented Norway in the hilly stage race 'Gracia Orlova' (UCI 2.2). The race was dominated by the team of the winner Ellen van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon) and the best Norwegian placement was Ingrid Lorvik with two 9th places.
Victory for Tone in Spinnsprinten
In Rogaland Tone won her first race of the season ahead of her clubmate Rakel Henriksen (Bryne) and Hilde Hetland (Dalane SK). The race was 55 km and mens race won by Markus Hoelgaard (Etixx-Ihned).
Results can be found here by selecting klasse 'kvinner'
Victory in the first Norwegian Cup in Sandnes
After several collective team efforts a break of 3 with Cecilie formed on round 3 of 5, this held to a 1 minute lead until 2 km before the finish when Cecilie escaped the other 2 and soloed to victory. In the peloton we took the 3 first places with Emilie, Thea and Tone. Siri Minge had her real debut for the team and can be happy with her contribution. This means we will defend the yellow jersey in Eidsvoll (round 2) in May.
Results; Cecilie 1, Emilie 4, Thea 5, Tone 6, Siri 29.
Bad luck in the sprint of Dwars Door Westhoek (UCI 1.1)
A puncture for Chloe 150 meters or so before the finish meant that there wouldnt be a top result on the day, but the team can be happy with their racing on the day. The winner was D'Hoore from Lotto Ladies.
Team: Chloe, Emilia, Elisa, Rossella, Rachel
4th for Chloe in Omloop Van Borsele (UCI 1.2)
Strong riding by the team helped setting up Chloe Hosking in the decisive break where she got a nice 4th place. This result also means that we will defend both the jerseys in the Dutch top competition. Winner of the race was the ever-attacking Vera Koedooder (Sengers)
Here is a race report
Team: Chloe, Emilia, Elisa, Rossella, Rachel
Thea powers to her first win for the
team in the Sandnes ranking race ITT
Thea Thorsen has a true talent for time trialing, and she showed it fully when she beat Tina Andreassen (Ringerike) with 13 seconds in the first ranking race of the year. This is Theas first win for the team, nice since she has contributed to so many wins already.
Results: Thea 1, Emilie 7, Cecilie 9, Toine 13, Siri 22.
Fantastic climbing of Elisa in 'LA FLECHE WALLONE' (CDM)
Another premium result by Elisa when she narrowly came second to Marianne Vos (Rabobank) on the Mur de Huy summit finish of 'La Fleche Wallone'. With this result she climbs up to third place in the World Cup classement!
Team: Emilia, Cecilie, Rossella, Chloe, rachel
New individual WC Ranking
Sarah Connolys pictures from La Fleche Wallone
2 podiums in Ronde van Gelderland (UCI1.2)
We mustered a strong team in This Dutch classic, combining the hilly parts of Arnhem and the windy 'dijks' of Deventer. The girls worked well together during the hectic race and a collosal final leadout from Elisa helped put Chloe on the podium for 3d behind Wild (Argos) and Bronzini (Wiggle Honda). It even put Elisa on the podium for Dutch 'top competition' youth jersey with her 6th place.
Team: Chloe, Elisa, Thea, Rachel, Emilia, Tone
2 Podiums in Energiewachttour (UCI 2.2)
After a terrible first stage where we missed the break and effectively all chances in the GC, it was down to stage hunting for the remainder of the race. We hit back on stage 2 with a determined Chloe Hosking who sprinted into 2d place. After a not 100% committed time trial on stage 3a, Chloe was on the podium on stage 3b when she was only beaten by the impressive Kirsten Wild (Argos Shimano), and Julie d'Hoore (Belgium) for the win. In stage 4, Chloe was again in the decisive break, but dropped from the group in the end. At the last stage, we had high hopes when we got sprinter Emilie Moberg in a break of 8, but Carretta (Mcippolini) attacked the group and soloed to stage victory. Using a little too much energy Emilie didnt have the sprint legs and only finished 7. This was however her second top 10 placement of the race and she is on her way to the form of last year. She finished 4th in the youth classement. The rest of the team made a fine job of attacking and covering attacks throughout the race. Chloe was our best rider in the classement with a 18th place. Thea, Emilia and Cecilie was involved in crashes at the race but no serious injuries. The overall GC was won by Ellen van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon)
Team: Chloe, Emilie, Tone, Cecilie, Thea and Emilia.
All the results is found here
Emilia 9th in GP Dottignies (UCI 1.2)
The Rabobank team assaulted the peloton from start, and the break stayed away until the finish, where Vera Koedooder (Sengers) attacked to victory. Our team missed the break, but did an effort to reel it back. With one lap to go, Emilia attacked the peloton and finished 9th, 1:33 behind the 8-girl break.
Team: Emilia, Elisa, Rachel, Cecilie
4th for Elisa in Ronde van Vlaanderen (CDM)
It was the usual chaos in the start of the RVV, but our girls made it unscathered through the many crashes. The team rode solely for one captain today, Elisa. On the oude Kvaremont she attacked toghether with Marianne Vos (Rabobank) and Emma Johansson (Orica) and broke away. They were joined by Ellen van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon). On the Patersberg, Elisa had a shifting error near the top and nearly lost the group. The 4 attacked in turns the last kilometers, with 2 attempts from Elisa in the final 2 kms. On 200 meters, the group almost came to a halt, when Vos jumped and sprinted to victory. Elisa ended 4th, not surprising againt the better sprinters. Nevertheless an amazing week for the young Italian. She remains 4th in the WC overall, same placement as we hold for teams.
Team: Elisa, Thea, Emilie, Emilia, Rachel, Cecilie
Movie w highlights
New World Cup Ranking
Gent Wevelgem (UCI 1.15) 24.March
While the rest of the team won in Italy, a mix team consisting of 3 Hitec girls and 2 girls from Norwegian club Bryne CK fought it out in the stone cold Belgium. Thea Thorsen had a promising race with her 26th place. Kirsten Wild won as predicted, the Team Skil Argos was very strong.
Team: Thea, Emilie, Tone, Margrethe Pedersen (Bryne CK), Rakel Kristine Henriksen (Bryne CK)
First WC Win for Elisa and the team inTrofeo Alfredo Binda
In the second round of the world cup in italy we took our first ever world cup win. It was Elisa Longo Borghini that rode solo the last 30km, efter dropping Amanda Spratt (Green EDGE). The podium was completed by Emma Johansson (Orica GreenEDGE) and Ellen van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon). WC-leader Marianne Vos (Rabobank) was 6. An important part was played by Rachel Neylan who gave her wheel to Elisa at a critical point in the race earlier. Our other Italian, Rossella Ratto, took a great 8th place. The race went under terrible weather conditions.
Team: Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen (NOR) Emilia Fahlin (SWE) Rossella Ratto (ITA) Rachel Neylan (AUS).
New WC ranking
1. Elisa Longo Borghini (Hitec Products),. 2.Emma Johansson (Orica GreenEDGE), 3. Ellen van Dijk (Specialized Lululemon)
Dwars Door Vlaanderen (UCI 1.15)
Tone started in this Belgian classic as the only Hitec-rider on wednesday and finished on 61th place. She had with her 2 clubmates, whos she is coaching, Margrethe Pedersen and Rakel Henriksen. They finished in 41th and 63d place. Kisrsten Wild won the race
No Results in Cholet Pays de Loire (UCI 1.2)
Team: Cecilie, Emilie, Rachel, Tone, Emilia
Nice start to the World Cup, Ronde
van Drenthe (UCI CDM)
In terrible conditions, almost zero degrees, wind and rain, it was the toughest survives, and only 50 of the 120 starters finished the race. Again a race marred with crashes, which took out among others Emilie Moberg. Chloe managed to stay in the first group and out of danger, in the end she ended in a group of 6 chasers behind Vos and Van Dijk in the front and Emma Johansson as single chaser between. Vos won ahead of Van Dijk and Emma. Chloe outsprinted the strong chaser group (Wild, Olds, Armitstead, De Vries and Cromwell) for an impressive 4th place.
Team: Chloe, Cecilie, Emilie, Tone, Emilia
World Cup Ranking:
7th in Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo (UCI 1.2)
Thursday was the start of the Ronde van Drente weekend. It started like normal with crashes in the neutralized start. Cecilie hit the ground and had to change bike early (which is why she didnt appear on the result list, no transponder). It all came down to a bunch sprint where Chloe finished 7, Marianne Vos (Rabobank) won the race ahead of Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) and Johansson (Orica).
Team: Chloe, Emilie, Tone, Miriam, Cecilie.
Omloop van Hageland (UCI 1.2) 9th place for Elisa
The race was surprisingly won by Wiggle Honda's young Emily Collins. She won from a bunch sprint with 40 riders, where Elisa took an impressive 9th place. Elisa were also in a breakaway with 2 other riders 5 km from the finish, but there was not a united effort in the break, so it was caught in the descent just before the finish.
Team: Tone, Emilie, Elisa, Rossella, Miriam and Thea
Elisa fourth in tough 'Le Samyn des Dames' (UCI 1.2)
The Hitec Products women pinned their races numbers on again today the second edition of Le Samyn des Dames.
The 119km race, which was held in freezing conditions again, consisted of a fast flat 38 kilometers before the peloton reached a tough and technical 21 kilometer finishing circuit of which they raced four laps.
After fast, aggressive racing by the peloton Elisa Longo-Borghini claimed fourth place for the Hitec Products team — a sign of her form leading into the first of the World Cup races next week — behind winner Ellen van Dijk (Specialized lululemon), Shelly Olds (Tibco to the Top) and Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS).
The fast pace for the first 40 kilometers of the race meant that the peloton reached the finishing circuits intact, however the short sharp climbs and wide open roads of the circuit meant this wasn’t to be the case for long.
On the second last ascent of the only cobbled climb on the circuit the pace was pushed and van Dijk summited the climb with a small gap on the select chasing group which included Hitec Products riders Elisa and Chloe Hosking.
After covering multiple attacks Elisa escaped with Johansson with a small gap to the chasing peloton as they tried to drag back van Dijk, the Dutch time-trial specialist. The duo were soon joined by Chloe who bridged across and tried to help close the gap.
After a fast descent the trio began another short sharp climb with just over 26 kilometers to race however Chloe was unable to follow the pace set by Elisa and Johansson and dropped back to the chasing peloton leaving Elisa to battle it out. Johansson and Elisa were soon joined by Olds and the trio continued to chase van Dijk, however she proved too strong and crossed the finish 3minutes and 16seconds ahead of the chasing trio.
The peloton were a further minute behind. The rest of the team of today finished here, except Thea who punctured on the last part of the race.
Team: Elisa, Thea, Chloe, Emilia and Emilie.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (UCI 1.2)
The european team debut was a cold affair, minus 2 but luckily no snow. It was Miriam Bjørnsrud and Rossella Ratto's first race for the team and they both raced well. Rossella had the longest solo break of the day. The first race of the year for many, and Thea, Emilia and Cecilie all was involved in crashes during the first nervous 50 km. After Patersberg a record big group of almost 50 riders was still together, where we had 5 riders (Thea, Miriam, Chloe, Elisa and Rossella). The group split after Molenberg and 13 riders broke away from the group. Unfortunately we had only Elisa here, while Orica had 4 and Rabobank 3. The attacks where too much for her and in the end Tiffanty Cromwell (Orica) and Megan Guarnier (Rabobank) rode away. Tiffany went on to win the race. Elisa finished as our best with her 12th place.
Team Cards 2013 available now!
The team card and all the 12 individual riders cards are now available.
Get card here!
Siri demonstrates the art of balance
Friday easy news: The team was challenged on twitter after our newcomer Siri Minge from Stavanger bragged she could cook dinner while cycling on the free rollers. A link to cyclocross world champion Sven Nys fine demonstration of balance was posted in the challenge here: http://telly.com/2EFFVL
so Siri made this reply
just to show she can do a little better.
But the question remain, can she make dinner while cycling on the rollers? Watch this and judge for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybFvomdhW2Y&feature=youtu.be
Social Media and blog on CyclingNews.com
The team will be blogging alternately on one of the biggest news-sites in the world, cyclingnews.com. First out is Chloe Hosking on her first meeting with the team and the first race in Qatar: Blog.
We have also a refurbished facebook page.
and be sure to follow us on twitter: @Hitec_Products
Great season start in 'Ladies tour of Qatar' (UCI 2.1)
Stage win by Chloe Hosking on stage 1, followed by 3 days in the yellow jersey, and the youth jersey, and not least 2d in the GC, made for a succesful season start of the team. The sprint on stage 1 by Chloe was great. The following days we worked hard to keep the jersey. After losing yellow on the 3d stage after an unfortunate late puncture, we did our outmost to win it back on the last day. Kirsten Wild's Argos Shimano did a great job for her, and also had unexpected help. Late winning attempts from Elisa and Emilia was both reeled back by the Australian Orica-AIS instead of the yellow jersey's team. It ended in a sprint and Wild was again the strongest after Chloe started the sprint 50 meters too early. But this is both Chloe and the team's best ever performance in Ladies tour of Qatar. Also nice that the team rode so well together this early in the season, and not least that the last hour went live on TV everyday.
Team in Qatar: Elisa, Emilia, Chloe, Tone and Thea (Emilie was ill before the start of the race)
Movie Stage 1 (Stage Win):
Movie Stage 2 (Break of 10):
Movie Stage 3 (Puncture in the final): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA47PseltQs
Movie Stage 4 (Late attacks):
Photos from the race.
- Training Camp in Nice!
The team is gathered in Nice for a trainingcamp. Sportfoto.nl was there and made this album.
Cycling to work campaign, Hitec Products AS
Hitec Products AS is concerned with the environment and will contribute to better health for their employees, and to reduce the car commuting in the heavy traffic in the Forus area, The campaign starts immediately and concern all employed by Hitec Products AS. Anyone who commutes to work at least once by 'own machine', cycling, walking or running, will receive a complete professional cycling kit from Decca Belgium, identical to the team kit Those who register 10 or more days will in addition receive a cycling jacket in similar design. Siri Minge from Stavanger is fronting the new campaign.
Rachel 8th in Australian Nationals, Road Race
The season has started down under. Chloe and Rachel raced for the first time in the Hitec Products jersey. It became a very exciting race. As expected Rachel was heavily marked by the numerous Orica girls. Chloe was set to work for her as the course favoured Neylan. After numerous breaks a group of 4 not top favourites escaped, with Elvin (Orica), Hogan (BPD), Ryan (CZT) and Griffiths. On top of the final climb 6 km before the finish they had 30 seconds on the chase group with favourites Gillow and Cromwell (Orica), Rachel and comebacker Ruth Corset. The chase group was only 18 secs behind in the finish, which debutant Gracie Elvin won. 8-place for Rachel, and Chloe ended on 42th place.
Prerace Interview with Rachel
Testing the new team clothes
Tone have tested the new team clothes from Decca Belgium, and the verdict is that these are the best bib shorts we ever had in the team! And the design of the kit is beautiful, and at the same time, very practical. Nice to work with people that has a long history in cycling. And they know how to make special clothes for women.
New Team Glasses, Oakley Radar Lock
Here are the new team glasses from Oakley, we think they are beautiful! Find out more on www.oakley.com and be sure to follow our sponsor on twitter, @oakley_nordic