Ultra-consistent GC specialist Emma Johansson may have moved over to Orica-Green Edge but the Norwegian-based Hitec Products women's team should be able to survive her departure during the 2013 cycling campaign. With two of the top three finishers in the 2012 UCI road championships, the team, sponsored by a firm that supplies the offshore oil industry and other energy sectors, is well-positioned for a successful run.
Aussie sprinter Chloe Hosking, currently GC leader of the Tour of Qatar, moved over from Specialized-Lululemon.
Emilia Fahlin, Swedish Olympian and another transfer from Specialized-Lululemon.
Italian Elisa Longo Borghini returns for her second season at Hitec Products after finishing third in the 2012 world championships and winning the best young rider title at the Giro Donne in her home country.
Rachel Neylan, silver medalist in the 2012 world championships
Rossella Ratto, a dominant rider on the Italian junior scene is only 19.
Norwegian Emilie Moberg, a 2012 Olympian.
Norwegian champion Lise Nostvold.
Siri Minge, another young Norwegian rider.
Thea Thorsen, three time Norwegian junior champion.
Veteran Tone Hatteland Lima, 2010 Norwegian Criterium champ.
Cecilie G. Johnsen, Phd. in chemical engineering and former women's soccer star.
Miriam Bjornsrud, 2010 Norwegian junior road champion.