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Final Team Line-Up Settled for Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
 
By Bart Hazen
Date: 12/10/2012
Final Team Line-Up Settled for Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
 

Final Team Line-Up Settled for Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
Melissa Lowther and Gabby Day complete Matrix Fitness line-up for 2013.

Melissa Lowther and Gabby Day have been added to the 2013 roster for Matrix Fitness completing the line-up. The final departure from the team can also be confirmed with Penny Rowson moving on after three years in the team.

“Firstly I’m excited about our new riders. Melissa is an outstanding prospect who has been a standout rider in the youth categories. We are very committed to developing young riders and made the decision to keep a junior on the team following Jessie Walker moving up to the elite ranks.” Commented team manager Stefan Wyman. “Melissa’s results speak for themselves, but I was recommended Melissa by Chris Walker, and I know he’s good at spotting talent. For sure Melissa has great results and it will be interesting to see how she steps up to the junior races. There’s no pressure on her and she can hopefully enjoy her racing and see how things go.”

“Gabby Day doesn’t need much of an introduction, she’s a high profile rider having her best season ever in cyclo-cross riding for the USA based Rapha Focus team. She’ll continue to ride with them in the winter, but she’ll be joining us to help her use the summer as effectively as possible. Its mutually beneficial and to have Gabby back in the squad after a few years away is a really nice way to complete the 2013 team”

Leaving the team is Penny Rowson who is moving on in search of bigger European campaign. “We certainly wish Penny all the best, she’s a really talented rider and her 2nd place at the National Championship this year underlined that. However we are very committed to the UK right now and the British scene over the past few years have pushed towards criteriums and shorter road races. Penny is more suited to climbing and I think she could be a huge talent in stage racing in the coming years so this is a necessary move for Penny. I’m sure she’s is going to have an excellent season but sadly it won’t be with us. We will all look forward to competing against her during the summer months.”

Final rider line up for 2013 is as follows:

Corrine Hall
Emma Grant
Hannah Walker
Harriet Owen
Jessie Walker
Jo Tindley
Gabby Day
Melisa Lowther

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