Team Waoo aims for top results in Norway
This weekend Team Waoo will be on the start line for the two Norwegian races Sundvolden GP and Ringerike GP. Rasmus Guldhammer won both races in 2017 and sport director Daniel Foder has ambitions of the team delivering a top result this weekend.
This weekend Team Waoo will be on the start line for the two Norwegian races Sundvolden GP and Ringerike GP. Sundvolden GP is a race of 164 hilly kilometres, finishing on Krokkleiva – a 4,5-kilometer-long climb with an average gradient of 7,5%. On Sunday, Ringerike GP will be ridden on 162 hilly kilometers, finishing with five laps of 6,2 kilometres. The final laps include a sharp steep climb, which according to Rasmus Guldhammer “resembles the famous Kiddesvej”, known from the queen stage of Tour of Denmark.
In 2017 Rasmus Guldhammer won Sundvolden GP for the second time. He looks forward to the coming weekend: “Sundvolden is a race that suits me well due to the last climb. It is not so long that it will only be real climbers, who can be there in the finale, but also not so short that the heavier guys will be there in the sprint. I am very motivated to race in Norway because the have a terrain that is just a notch harder than in Denmark, and that suits me well!”
Guldhammer underlines that delivering a good result this weekend first and foremost is about teamwork: ”We have some good climbers for Saturday and the rest of the guys will be important helpers during the race. It’s important to get as easy as possible to the foot of the final climb. If we can do that we can win.”
Sport director Daniel Foder is also optimistic before next weekend: “We go to Norway with ambitions of a top result both days. We have good chances wih Guldhammer, Schultz and Silas, but also Mortensen and Frederik Thomsen are riding well at the moment.”
Foder underlines that the results have been absent the first part of the season, but he believes that it is marginals that can decide the outcome: “We have won as muh as we would have liked to this spring but the riders have fought an given all they could. We are still a new team, but things are slowly coming together. If we dare to risk 2% more than we have until now, I’m confident that we can bring a win or two back home from Norway.”
Team Waoo’s lineup for this weekend will be Rasmus Guldhammer, Jesper Schultz, Frederik Thomsen, Martin Mortensen, Andreas Hyldgaard, Silas Clemmensen and Mathias Larsen.