UCI Women’s Continental Team DAS-Handsling, formerly known as CAMS-Basso, begins a new chapter this season. With a fresh look and eyewear sponsors, Evil Eye, this team is looking to a bright future.
The DAS-Handsling squad is a blend of nationalities and specialities across the cycling disciplines. The team includes Team GB’s Sophie Lewis, who secured a brilliant win in the UCI Track Champions League last year. Other riders in the ranks are French road and track rider, Bénédicte Ollier, British fan favourites, Danni Shrosbree, Katie Scott and Sammie Stuart and exciting new talent, Emma Jeffers.
A number of the new riders are stepping up to the senior ranks this year. Team Director Simon Howes says, “In a time when women’s cycling is still in the ascendancy, but opportunities remain limited, it’s huge that we can take on a number of first year seniors as they transition to elite level racing.”
Evil Eye will be equipping the team with the new Roadsense performance sunglass, which protect the eyes perfectly against disruptive influences. The riders can then focus on what really counts: their sport and their performance. Equipped with a continuous LST® cylindrical lens, the sporty design provides a wide field of vision and optimum wearing comfort, thanks to innovative adjustable fit features on the temples and nose bridge.
The mix of experience and emerging talent in DAS-Handsling makes them an exciting prospect for the 2023 season and Howes has big ambitions for the team. He says, “We’re looking to retain both the individual and team titles in the UK National Road Race Series, as well as a successful crit campaign in the Tour Series and National Series. We’ll be building on the learnings and successes from last season, and will continue to invest in rider development.”
All eyes will be on the team as it begins its international campaign next month with two races in Spain: Clasica de Almeria and Setmana Ciclista Valenciana.