Ten titles were decided on the second day at HSBC UK National Cycling Centre.
Men’s Sprint, Women’s Keirin, Men’s Kilo, Para-cycling C1-5 Pursuit, Para-cycling C1-5 200m Flying Lap, Para-cycling BVI 200m Flying Lap, Para-cycling BVI Pursuit, Women’s Scratch Race, Women’s Team Pursuit and Men’s Points Race titles on the line.
Why have one gold, when you can have two. Bigham, Archibald and Booth added to Friday’s medal haul doubling their National Titles.
Ryan Owens was crowned British sprint champion as ten titles were awarded on day two of the HSBC UK | National Track Championships in Manchester.
It was a first British senior title for Owens as he defeated Joe Truman 2-1 in the final of the men’s individual sprint competition.
Owens and Truman were a class apart all day and seemed destined to meet in the final. Owens took the first leg, but Truman levelled things up in the second heat to take things to a decider.
It was a close run thing in the final. Truman went early and left Owens with work to do, but he kept his cool and pipped his team sprint teammate on the line.
Owens will now turn his attentions to adding a team sprint title to his CV alongside Jack Carlin and Joe Truman.
It’s amazing, it’s been a long wait. As a kid I think the closest I came was third. It’s an absolute dream come true.
Every race we go to we (Owens and Truman) seem to end up racing each other but they’re both great friends of mine so it was really nice to stand on the podium with them.
I love the team sprint, and I’ve been looking forward to that one for a while. Teaming up with Jack and Joe tomorrow so we’ll see what we can do.
Second title for Bigham. Earlier in the evening Daniel Bigham added the kilo title to the individual pursuit crown he won on day one.
Bigham’s time of 1.03.212 proved to be untouchable, with Thomas Rotherham and Jonathan Mitchell coming second and third.
Bigham has been the big surprise on the opening two days of competition, his achievement all the more notable given the fact he has won titles in sprint and endurance events.
Ecstatic. Huge PB, nine-tenths off my PB. That’s my third ever kilo in history. So it was pretty wicked to go and do that. I’m elated!
Two more medals for Archibald. Olympic champion Katie Archibald also enjoyed an outstanding evening winning the scratch race and picking up a surprise silver medal in the keirin behind winner Sophie Capewell, to take her medal tally for the weekend to three.
That was agony! A long sprint with Elinor at the end and you get into a state where your legs aren’t really connected to your body they’re just going – I was glad to get it on the line.
All those Breeze riders, you almost lose track because there’s all this red just going on the attack – really aggressive racing.
The keirin victory was a first senior title for Sophie Capewell.
I love keirin racing because anyone can win. There are so many different variables, it’s just amazing which adds to the joy afterwards. I was nervous but I just really wanted to win. I don’t think I’ve ever tried so hard.
We came into nationals not knowing what we were capable of at all. We saw it as a checkpoint towards worlds so to come away with the wins today and yesterday makes me incredibly happy.
It was an all-female podium in the final of the para-cycling pursuit BVI as Sophie Thornhill and Corrine Hall picked up their second national title of the weekend. Their factored time of 4:13.110 was enough to see off a strong challenge from Lora Fachie and Hazel Smith. Alison Patrick and Helen Scott completed the podium.
It was a clean sweep for Para-T in the para-cycling C1-5 pursuit final as Paralympic and world champion, Megan Giglia won the first British title of her career. Her time of 4:34.356 was just enough to pip Louis Rolfe into second place with Jon Gildea posting an impressive time of 4:35.667 to take third.
Giglia was delighted to win her first national crown.
I didn’t know whether I was going to perform because I had an accident five or six days ago but I managed to pull it out the bag. It’s great to be a national champion in both track and road.
There was also a second national crown of the weekend for 15 year old Lauren Booth who won the para-cycling C1-5 200m flying lap, with Aileen McGlynn and pilot Louise Haston winning the tandem competition.
It’s been amazing. I’m only 15 and they’re all a lot older than me, my school’s going to be very proud. As soon as I come back on Monday they say “what did you come?” and I’ll take the jersey and the medals with me!
Points race drama. Joe Nally won a points race of high drama, pipping Ethan Hayter on the line in a sprint finish, the double points on offer in the final sprint ensuring he beat Hayter by one point.
I was trying to work out the maths but at that stage of the race you’ve got no idea what’s going on. It’s mad!
Breeze take the team pursuit gold. Team Breeze took gold in the women’s individual pursuit, the quartet made up of Ellie Dickinson, Manon Lloyd, Emily Nelson and Annasley Park, catching Lauren Dolan, Pfeiffer Georgi, Jessica Roberts and Emily Tillett from Liv CC.
I think we knew that we could catch them. From the qualifying we had the time on them, so we were just sticking to the plan and whatever happened would happen.
Dame Sarah Storey was part of the Boot out Breast Cancer team that took third after catching Team 22A in the bronze medal ride off.
- Men’s sprint (qualifying, round 1, round 2 and quarter-finals)
- Men’s points (qualifying)
- Women’s Team Pursuit (qualifying, finals)
- Para-cycling Pursuit C1-5 (final)
- Para-cycling Pursuit BVI (final)
1 Lewis Oliva 10.004
2 Matt Rotherham 10.026
3 Joseph Truman 10.031
4 Ryan Owens 10.097
5 Jonathon Mitchell 10.236
6 Peter Mitchell 10.264
7 Jack Carlin 10.270
8 Alex Jolliffe 10.426
9 Jamie Alexander 10.506
10 Thomas Rotterham 10.508
11 Tom Baker 10.615
12 Hamish Turnbull 10.620
13 Matthew Roper 10.627
14 Barnaby Davies 10.712
15 Lewis Stewart 10.717
16 Sean Mayer10.738
Top four qualifiers pass straight through to the 1/8th final. The next twenty four progress to 1/16th final.
Lewis Oliva, Matt Rotherham, Joseph Truman and Ryan Owens take the ¼ finals.
Two heats run in the sixty-lap qualifier with the top thirteen riders progressing towards tonight’s final.
Matt Bostock 1st,
Chris Lawless 2nd
Joe Holt 3rd
Zac May 1st
Fred Wright 2nd
Matthew Walls 3rd
1 Team Breeze 4.35.711
2 Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching 4.43.040
3 Boot Out Brest Cancer CC 4.43.888
4 Team 22 WRT A 5.00.201
5 VC Londres 5.06.447
6 Team 22 WRT B 5.08.082
7 NCC Group Kuto-Torelli 5.14.371
8 The Racing Chance Foundation 5.15.423
9 BC South Region 5.19.491
10 Junior Team Private TT 4.48.545 (Callander, Docherty, Holl & Russell)
Gold Team Breeze
Silver Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching were caught in 3.52.301
Bronze Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
4th Team 22WRT A were caught in 2.01.236
5 VC Londres 5.02.239
6 Team22 WRT B 5.03.209
7 The Racing Chance Foundation 5.08.036
8 NCC Group Kuto-Torelli 5.13.143
9 BC South Region 5.19.247
FC3 1 Megan Giglia MBE 4.34.356
MC2 2 Louise Rolfe MBE 4.35.415
MC5 3 Jonathan Gildea 4.35.667
MC5 4 William Bjergfelt 4.45.104
MC2 5 Matthew Robertson 4.54.585
MC5 6 Alex Jones 5.00.438
MC4 7 George Peasgood 5.07.361
FC4Y 8 Lauren Booth 5.08.249
MC5 9 David Murphy 5.09.762
FC3 10 Amelia Cass 5.17.392
MC4 11 Krispin Gradiner 5.20.829
MC5 12 Drew Walker 5.25.232
MC2 13 James Crossley 5.26.480
MC1 14 Jamie Harding 5.28.144
MC4 15 Findlay Graham 5.34.532
MC4 16 Nicholas Fairfield 5.39.160
MC2 17 James Finlay 5.39.633
Gold Sophie Thornhill MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC 4:13.110
Pilot Corrine Hall MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
Silver Lora Fachie MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles 4:14.708
Pilot Hazel Smith Unattached
Bronze Alison Patrick Unattached 4:25.653
Pilot Helen Scott MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
Women’s Scratch (qualifying)
Twenty-four riders progressed to the finals from two heats. Most of the major contenders were in heat one which proved too much for the younger riders.
- Men’s Kilometre Time Trial (final)
- Men’s Sprint (semi-finals, finals)
- Women’s Keirin (round 1, repechage, final)
- Para-cycling 200m Flying Start Time Trial C1-5 (final)
Gold Daniel Bigham 1.03.212
Silver Thomas Rotherham 1.03.537
Bronze Jon Mitchell 1.03.966
4 Rhys Britton 1.04.031
5 Joe Holt 1.04.312
6 Tom Baker 1.04.503
7 Jonathan Wale 1.04.533
8 Ethan Vernon 1.05.262
9 Andrew Leveton 1.05.505
10 Lewis Stewart 1.05.519
Joseph Truman beat Lewis Oliva in three rounds for the Gold Play-off.
Ryan Owens beat Matt Rotherham for the Gold play-off
Gold Ryan Owens
Silver Joseph Truman
Bronze Lewis Oliva
4th Matt Rotherham
Crampton, Evans, Lee, Quenby, Scott & Smith progress to semi final heat one.
Archibald, Bate-Lowe, Capewell, Dawber, Hilleard & Niblett progrees to semi final heat two.
Gold Sophie Capewell
Silver Katie Archibald
Bronze Neah Evans
Gold FC4Y 1 Lauren Booth 11.545
Silver MC2 2 Matthew Robertson 11.881
Bronze MC5 3 Alex Jones 11.941
Women’s Scratch 10Kms (final and ceremony)
The race got underway to a steady pace before Team WNT’s Katie Archibald put the pressure on. It didn’t last when Team Jadan-Weldtite’s Rhona Callander attached off the front.
No sooner had Callander been caught and Archibald counter-attacked once more. This time joined by Team Breeze’s Emily Nelson. Boot Out Breast Cancer’s Neah Evans joined to make a trio and a half-lap lead.
Team WNT’s Emily Kay and Team Breeze’s Ellie Dickinson went off the front of the peloton and seeing the danger Matrix Fitness’s Elinor Barker started to bridge across.
Archibald lapped the field firstly before the other escapees joined her making six fighting for the podium places. A crash in the bunch saw Evans on the boards, but after a lap or two out, re-joined to the applause of the crowd.
Team Breeze girls were back on the front, but a lap down as the race drew towards the close. Barker put the pressure on in the final laps but Archibald and Evans got the better of her finishing third overall.
- Women’s Scratch 10Kms Results
- Para-cycling 200m Flying Start Time Trial BVI (final)
- Men’s Points Race (final)
Gold Katie Archibald MBE Team WNT
Silver Neah Evans Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
Bronze Elinor Barker MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
4 Emily Nelson Team Breeze
5 Emily Kay Team WNT
6 Eleanor Dickinson Team Breeze
7 Melissa Lowther Team Breeze at 1 lap
8 Danielle Khan Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
9 Pfeiffer Georgi Liv CC – Epic Coaching
10 Anna Docherty Liv CC – Epic Coaching
Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm
Isabel Ellis Backstedt Cycling
Lorna Bowler Beckstedt Cycling
Manon Lloyd Team Breeze
Rosa Martin Team 22
Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama UK
Sophie Williams Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT
Rhona Callander Team Jadan-Weldtite
Annasley Park Team Breeze
Georgia Ashworth Team 22
Rachel Jary VC Londres
Rebecca Raybould Team Breeze
Gold Aileen McGlynn OBE Cheshire Marverick 10.102 Pilot Louise Haston TORQ Performance
Silver Sophie Thornhill MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC 10.181 Pilot Corrine Hall MBE Matrix Fitness p/b Corley Cycles
Bronze Alison Patrick Unattached 10.327 Pilot 201 Helen Scott MBE Boot Out Breast Cancer CC
Gold Joe Nally 47 Points
Silver Ethan Hayter 46
Bronze Zachery May 37
4th Adam Duggleby MBE 23
Max Stedman 21
Matthew Walls 8
Rhys Britton 8
Joe Holt 8
Fred Wright 7
Jake Stewart 5
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Based in the North East of England; photographer Chris Maher specialises in sports photography with his main interests in Cycling and Super Bikes. Chris has covered sports events from local and national level right up to the Olympics.