CAMS – Basso and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling took the women’s and men’s Tour Series titles at the final round of the 2021 series in Castle Douglas.

Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling held on to their overall lead despite stiff opposition from defending champions Canyon dhb SunGod, whose dominant performance took them to within one point of retaining their title with the individual race win for Charlie Tanfield as consolation.  The victory was Tanfield’s first since competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Meanwhile 2019 women’s champions CAMS – Basso retained their title, overturning the lead of Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen thanks to a strong performance on the streets of Dumfries & Galloway as Megan Barker took her second individual win of the week.

Jo Tindley (Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen) took second on the night and ensured the runners up spot for her squad, as well as clinching the blue Freewheel.co.uk Sprints jersey.

CS: That’s two wins in a row!

M: “Yeh! I was on the back foot & I managed to salvage it.” 

CS: Did you feel like you weren’t quite on form? We were wondering whether you were holding back a little?

M: “No not really. I’m ok on the hard drag bit, but the technical bit around the back of the course is my downfall. I’ve been working on that. The last five laps I just moved up to the front, led it out for a while & managed to hang on.”

After a rest this weekend. You can catch up with Megan (CAMS – Basso) the following weekend at the Ryedale GP in Ampleforth, part of the Women’s BC National Road Series

Megan Barker

Team CAMS – Basso

In the men’s competition it was Guisborough race winner Matt Gibson (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) taking the Sprints jersey, a competition he also won in the 2018 Tour Series.

Gibson’s performance in the Castle Douglas round was key to Ribble Weldtite retaining their Freewheel.co.uk yellow jerseys, with the Warrington-born rider the only member of his five-rider team to make the front group that had been driven away by Canyon dhb SunGod.

Having had their chances of a historic hattrick of Tour Series titles damaged by losing a pair of riders to a crash in Round One in Guisborough, Canyon dhb SunGod knew that they needed to put significant distance and other teams between themselves and Ribble Weldtite on the night.

CS: Here you come using what looks like Tokyo form (After infamously being crashed into by the Danish Team Pursuit Squad on the Izu Velodrome Track). How did that feel?

C: “Yeh Amazing! The lads did a great job all night, so if anyone could finish it off for the Team on the night. The goal was to get the Team win – so fingers crossed with a lap to go I knew it would be amazing. 

After a rest this weekend. You can catch up with Charlie (Canyon dhb SunGod) at the Ryedale GP in Ampleforth, part on the Elite BC National Road Series.

Charlie Tanfield

Team Canyon dhb SunGod

Strong performances from the Wales Racing Academy and Crimson Orientation Marketing RT nearly helped Canyon dhb SunGod achieve that. But ultimately the efforts of Gibson, Charles Page, Freddie Scheske, Cameron Jeffers and Will Brown was enough for a first Tour Series title for Ribble Weldite.

Highlights of the Castle Douglas races are on ITV4 at 7pm on Friday 13 August with a repeat at 6.55am on Saturday 14 August and available for 30 days via the ITV Hub.

Final Results

Women’s team result

1) CAMS – Basso Bikes, 15pts
2) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldesen, 14pts
3) Team Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus, 13pts,
4) Team LDN – Brother UK, 12pts
5) Jadan – Vive le Velo, 11pts

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Women’s individual result

1) Megan Barker, GBR, CAMS – Basso Bikes, 50:13.725
2) Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjelldsen, + 0.344
3) Jessica Finney, GBR, CAMS – Basso Bikes, + 0.650
4) Frankie Morgans-Slader, GBR, AWOL O’Shea, + 1.654
5) Samantha Stuart, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, + 4.336

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Brother UK Fastest Lap

Megan Barker, GBR, CAMS – Basso Bikes, 2:05.709

Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition

Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 40pts

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Women’s team standings

1) CAMS Basso, 42pts
2) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjelldsen, 42pts
3) Team LDN – Brother UK, 32pts
4) Jadan Vive Le Velo, 30pts
5) Team Boompods, 30pts

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Men’s team result

1) Canyon dhb SunGod, 13pts
2) Wales Racing Academy, 12pts
3) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 11pts
4) Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, 10pts
5) Team Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus, 9pts

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Men’s individual result

1) Charlie Tanfield, GBR, Canyon dhb SunGod, 1:06.32.015
2) Alec Briggs, GBR, TEKKERZ, + 0.486
3) Jim Brown, GBR, Canyon dhb SunGod, + 1.019
4) Leon Mazzone, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, + 1.498
5) Matt Gibson, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, + 1.509

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Brother UK Fastest Lap

Charlie Tanfield, GBR, Canyon dhb SunGod, 1:49.570

Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition

Matt Gibson, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 35pts

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Men’s team standings

1) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 35pts
2) Canyon dhb SunGod, 34pts
3) Wales Racing Academy, 33pts
4) Crimson Orientation Marketing, 32pts
5) Team Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus, 23pts

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