Podium Cafe friends Horizon Fitness RT celebrated their first victory in a UCI pro race at the Krasna Lipa stage race in the Czech Republic. Hanka Kupfernagel, a multiple-time World Champion in cyclocross and the time trial, won the stage 3 time trial at this week's race to give the young British squad their first pro win. When the Horizon women are all famous and winning on the Stelvio and stuff, we can say we knew them when.
"Hanka’s won this race 5 times and we knew she was in reasonable form coming into the event. So we though a few good results could be expected," commented Team Manager Stefan Wyman on the team's website. "Winning however is never easy and in this race with over 160 riders starting on small roads you never quite know what’s going to happen. It was also the first time this group had ridden together so it’s always going to take some time for the riders to blend together"
Horizon heads to German next to Thüringen for another UCI event, the seven-day Thüringen Rundfahrt. For more details and a photo of Hanka Kupfernagel looking massively badass on her crono bike, head over to the Horizon RT-Prendas Ciclismo website.