Our sponsored UCI women's team capped off a dominant season by sweeping the major honours in the UK National Road Series.
Riding their Handsling A1R0evo road bikes, the girls were in impressive form at the season-ending Curlew Cup to secure the overall Team and Individual classifications.
Our best finisher on the day was rising star Emma Jeffers (pictured above) with first U23 and overall second place. Monica Greenwood (pictured below) has been consistent all season and finished fifth to seal the Individual title. Grace Lister's sixth place meant three DAS Handsling riders in the top ten, which was enough to wrap up the overall Team win.
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We're so proud of the team's performance this year as individuals and working as a unit. They have been consistently at the sharp end of the races, from the first race in the grit and grime of the CiCLE Classic, to the cobbles and brutal hills of Lincoln GP to yesterday's rain-soaked Curlew Cup.
DS Simon Howes said: "The National Series is spread over the whole season with different courses so involves different riders for different terrain. This means the whole team have contributed to the success, which gives me the most joy.
"The Series win was a primary goal at the start of the season. Monica started that momentum in the very first round, the CiCLE Classic. With the support of her team mates she continued to be very consistent, placing in all the rounds. Not only has she achieved great results throughout the season, her experience has also helped her team mates in achieving success."
For us at Handsling, the Series win underlines the capabilities of the A1R0evo carbon frame, which we designed from scratch. It was especially pleasing to see the frame excel in multiple race scenarios - providing comfort on the cobbles, assured handling in foul conditions, climbing prowess on the hills, and efficient power transfer in the sprint for the line.
For the girls to be crowned the UK's best road racing team in their first season riding Handsling frames is an incredibly proud moment. We can't wait to see what they'll achieve next year.
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