The team used their biggest race of the season as an opportunity to swap their traditional blue kit for a limited edition multicoloured kit! The new Ribble Splat kit, designed by Matt Philips for the simple love of creating cool kit designs, was an instant hit! So as a company that loves speed, HUUB raced to turn the design into a reality, ready for the opening stage of the TOB.
The Team Time Trial (TTT) was the first big test for team Ribble. After some bad luck and technical issues, Team Ribble settled with 8th place - only seconds behind some of the biggest teams in the world but not quite the podium place they desired.
Things began to look up after some breakaway days for Gruff Lewis around the local roads in Wales, and Dan Bigham using his TT strength to force the break on day five. The team finally got their breakthrough with James Shaw finishing fifth on stage six and Matt Gibson with an outstanding third place on stage seven!
On the final day of the tour, Matt Gibson finished with a top 10 for Team Ribble, and James Shaw secured 14th on GC.
The team will now focus on the National Championships in Mid October, but before that Dan Bigham will be representing the Great Britain Cycling Team in the men’s time trial at the World Championships at the end of the month!