Despite entering the race as one of the smallest teams on a packed WorldTour starting roster, CAMS-Basso left the Women’s Tour with an aggressive racing streak and a top rider accolade. British for Becky Storie.
Storrie finished 15th overall, overcoming Britons Joss Lowden (Uno-X), Pfeiffer Georgi (Team DSM) and Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) to claim the title of best home rider in the British stage race.
The 23-year-old’s standout performance came on Stage 5, where she finished ninth at the summit finish atop Black Mountain, just 21 seconds behind winner Longo Borghini and the best non-WorldTour finisher.
“I felt confident,” Storrie said of the scene. “I’ve been climbing very well lately, but these girls are the best in the world, so it’s very humbling. But it was a very good race and I’m happy that I was able to succeed for the team.
Storrie’s results are part of a very active week for CAMS-Basso, the team that recently launched the career of WorldTour pro Anna Henderson (now Jumbo-Visma).
Danielle Shrosbree and Sammie Stuart both rode solo breakaways on Stages 1 and 2, the latter on just her second day of UCI racing. In the closing stages, the team’s red and yellow kit was rarely far ahead in the fight for early moves.
“We have a very good atmosphere in the team,” Storrie said. “We are like one family, we all encourage each other to do our best.
“I think success breeds success and we have shown that we can ride with the best in the world and we give it to them. I’m really proud of everyone.
The Women’s Tour was Storrie’s first WorldTour race of the season, but she has already competed in a number of European stage races in 2022, including finishing eighth overall in the Vuelta a Andalucía in May.
Storrie will return to the British National Series after this race, but aims to move up a level in the lead.
“I kind of take each day as it comes, but that’s always the goal, to make it to the WorldTour one day,” she said.
“I’m just thinking about the next race. It’s CiCLE Classic for us in the National Series next weekend, so it’ll be fun.