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Katrine Aalerud becomes Norwegian ITT Champion, opens Movistar Team’s 2020 account

25 July 2020
Imagen de la noticia ‛Katrine Aalerud becomes Norwegian ITT Champion, opens Movistar Team’s 2020 account’

Third national title on our women's roster

Youngster from Vestby wins by tight margin against top specialist Heine (HPU), claims her first-ever UCI victory and Telefónica-backed squad’s maiden success this year.

In one corner, Katrine Aalerud, coming into the 2020 Norwegian ITT Championship following a worrying setback, a road incident, just three weeks before the event. In the other, Vita Heine (HPU), winner of the last four editions, had broken her arm six weeks prior to the challenge and had to switch to preparations on the trainer. Both challenging circumstances, which turned into tighter than ever the contest in Langangen / Nøklegård (30 km), this time won by the Movistar Team rider.

Another picture of Aalerud on the podium, alongside Heine and Olsen (DRP). (c) Movistar Team

Aalerud got back from an intermediate checkpoint (15km) not favouring her chances, half a minute behind the title holder (21’19 vs. 21’49”), to end up winning by just eight seconds over Heine, claiming her first UCI win and opening the Movistar Team’s account after a 2nd place at the Vuelta CV Féminas, back in February. A ray of hope for a methodic, talented Aalerud, who hopes to chase for big goals in the next few years as member of the Telefónica-backed squad.

Cover picture (c): Norwegian Cycling Federation

Male Team 25 Jul

Norwegian ITT Championship NOR

Langangen / Nøklegård (30 Km)
  1. 01 Katrine Aalerud Movistar Team 43'52"
  2. 02 Vita Heine Hitec Products +8"
  3. 03 Elise Marie Olsen Drops +45"