Hitec’s Miriam Bjørnsrud says her main goal this season is Rio 2016, telling Procycling.no:
“It’s the Olympic year. I really want to go to Rio, there is no doubt. That’s my main goal in 2016. I think it is realistic to run, but it will be a struggle for space and we do not know how many places we get. Whether there is one or two. It must be fought in order to get there, and there will be a hard battle in Rio too.”
The Norwegian Cycling Federation has just completed a training camp in Alicante with Bjørnsrud, Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen, Ingrid Lorvik, Stine Borgli, Thea Thorsen, Trude Natholmen and paracyclist Glenn Johansen. It marks a large change in direction for Norwegian womens cycling after the decision in 2014 to only send 3 riders out of 5 allocated places at the World Championships.
Roxsolt Cycling will be at the Cadel Evans Ocean Road Race, racing the recently renamed Deakin University Elite Womens race. They received confirmation in late December of their invite as a Cycling New Zealand trade team, according to their Facebook newsfeed.