NEWS 13th September 2015

Fusion RT wins Team Prize at Ireland's Ras na mBan Race

Fusion RT has triumphed at Ireland's Premier 5-day Women's Stage Race taking the team prize home as well as team member Natalie Grinzcer winning Best British Rider.

Rás na mBan - the premier women's cycling event in Ireland - runs for five days with a total of six stages over 400km of racing action in County Clare.  Over 20 teams from 13 different nations took the start for an event that has become established as one of the toughest and friendliest autumn stage races on the calendar.

On the first day the team delivered a strong ride with Rebecca Durrell just missing out on a podium finish, a strong 4th in the group sprint after a great lead out from Elizabeth Stedman.  

Stage 2 saw Jennifer Hudson come in 6th with Natalie Grinzcer 10th and Stage 3 saw Elizabeth Stedman lead the peleton and a strong, aggressive ride from the team with breakaways and QoM points. 

Natalie achieved a fantastic 1st in the stage 4 time trail with Rebecca taking 3rd in Stage 5.

2015 has seen the best result in the Ras na mBan for Fusion RT; achieving 1st Team, 1st for best British Rider (Natalie); 2nd for Best under 23 (Natalie); winning podium places in Stages 4 (Natalie 1st) and 5 (Rebecca 3rd) and the Mountains competition (Rebecca 3rd).

Manager Terry Williamson said “I am immensely proud of the team – they have worked incredibly hard and these results are down to a superb team effort by everyone, an absolutely great way to finish the season.”