Team DAS-Handsling was in the thick of the action at RideLondon Classique. Riding A1R0evo road bikes, the girls went wheel-to-wheel with Women's World Tour legends including Lizzie Deignan. Involved in key breaks and finishing strongly in the U23 and overall rankings, they did us proud over three thrilling stages.
Stage 1: Start: Saffron Walden. Finish: Colchester
Danni Shrosbree (below) gave an early indication of the team's attacking intent with a break for QOM points. Then Monica Greenwood got into an exclusive group that contested the stage win, eventually finishing a strong 13th.
Stage 2: Start / Finish: Maldon
This stage was all about supporting Monica's (below, second from right) GC position. In warm and blustery conditions, they were unfortunate to miss the break on a short climb. Sammie Stuart battled through the pain of a heavy crash to finish the stage.
Stage 3: Start / Finish: The Mall, London
Grace Lister (below) took centre stage on the streets of the capital, digging deep to join a small break that stayed ahead until the last lap. She finished as the team's highest placed U23 rider in 14th overall. Monica was the overall best finisher at 26th - a superb achievement in her debut season at elite level.
She said: "What an incredible experience. Pretty pleased after a super crazy three days and my first experience at this level. The girls have been amazing. Everyone had a day when they shone and everyone stepped up to the challenge of taking on the World Tour. PROUD!"
RideLondon was a true test of the team's progress this season, demonstrating that they can compete at World Tour level. Everyone at Handsling was immensely proud to see the performance of the A1R0evo frames displayed at the highest level in such an iconic setting. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to arrange a test ride.