The Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast pro team got its first taste of the international podium this week when Ryan Roth took third place in stage two of the 54 year-old FBD Insurance Rás. Roth held a top ten finish before stage five's hilly 131 kilometre jaunt from Dungloe to Buncrana, and is now 17th overall.
Director Jonas Carney was proud of the team's performance, saying, "This is what we came here to do - To test our guys and push for results in one of the toughest fields there us. We had a little bad luck with two riders flatting less than 5km from the finish line in stages two and three, but that aside, we're in a great position to do well here and the team is highly motivated."
Making the stage podium was a big achievement for the team. "Our goal was to get on the podium at a major international race," says Charles Aaron, Managing Director, Circuit Global Sports Management, the management arm of the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast pro team. "It's all the sweeter that we made this happen at the FBD Insurance Rás in Ireland."