Women's Team Series Round 4 - Banbury Star RR 2016 Race Report

Fusion Rt Fierlan at Banbury Star RR. 

Photo credit: Simon Blackwell

Fiona on the podium winning third place.

Photo credit: Simon Blackwell

Starting the Banbury Star road race for the 4th round of the Women's Team series for Fusion RT Fierlan were Liz Stedman, Jenny Hudson, Fiona Hunter Johnston, Sophie Faulkner and guest rider Annabel Fisher.

The course consisted of three laps of 15 miles with a 3/4mile 1 in 7 climb up and over Edge Hill!

The plan was to attack the race and for the team to put the pressure on over the climb and thin the bunch down and to try and form a break.

After lap two with the race thinned down to a lead group of 17 riders with four of Fusion RT Fierlan in this group it came down to a sprint between 12 riders with the final climb to the finish thinning the field down even further.

Final results were Fiona Hunter Johnston taking 3rd with Jenny Hudson 6th, Liz Stedman 9th, Annabel Fisher 10th and Sophie Faulkner 21st.  Overall the team came 1st.

This was superb performance by all the team but special mention should go to Liz Stedman on her 9th place as it was her first race since she broke her rib at The Tour of Reservoir in mid-April and guest rider Annabel Fisher who was first over the climb on every lap and winning out right the Queen of the Mountains award.

A very good day at the office!

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