Round Two in both the Women’s & Men’s British Cycling National Road Series 2021 started in the grounds Ampleforth College with Ampleforth Abbey as the backdrop to a gruelling gritty 60 mile Women’s Race and 95 mile Men’s Race.

Alex Peters [SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling] took the bunch sprint in round two of the British Cycling Elite National Road Series 2021. A close second for Toby Barnes [) Crimson Orientation Marketing RT] and third for [Oliver Rees (U23) Trinity Road Racing]. 

The race pace was kept high with Canyon DHB Sungod & SwiftCarbon fielding a good presence at the front of the race.

Eventually a two-man-break formed with Canyon DHB SunGod’s Thomas Mein and Zappi Racing Team’s Matthew Kingston gaining over three minutes at one point. The two were caught crossing the finish-line with two laps remaining and as the miles drew down it was left to a six-man-group to sprint for the glory with Peters taking the win.

Canyon DHB Sungod after all their hard work left the race with the Series Leader’s Jersey on the back of Jacob Scott going into the final round in September.

“I’ve ridden Ryedale before & I knew how tough it is – if you go too early, then the legs can explode.

I was thinking I wasn’t strong & I got lots of encouragement from Ross (Lamb) my team-mate. Saying Alex, you are one of the strongest in the race. You can win this! And that encouraged me, helped me big-time”.

Alex Peters

Winner Ryedale GP 2021, SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling

Results

1 Alex Peters SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling 3:47:30

2 Toby Barnes (U23) Crimson Orientation Marketing RT st

3 Oliver Rees (U23) Trinity Road Racing st

4 Isaac Mundy Richardsons-Trek DAS st

5 Max Stedman Canyon DHB Sungod st

6 Callum Macleod (U23) Canyon DHB Sungod +14

7 Oliver Peckover (U23) SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling +18

8 Isaac Peatfield (U23) Crimson Orientation Marketing RT +20

9 Jacob Scott Canyon DHB Sungod +26

10 Finn Crockett (U23) Wheelbase CabTech Castelli st

11 Matti Dobbins (U23) RT23 st

12 Steve Lampier Saint Piran st

13 Ross Lamb SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling st

14 Owain Roberts (U23) Wales Racing Academy +29

15 Michael Chadwick Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy st

16 Leon Mazzone Crimson Orientation Marketing RT st

17 George Kimber (U23) Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor +36

18 Samuel Beckett (U23) Wales Racing Academy st

19 Ryan Christensen Canyon DHB Sungod st

20 Damien Clayton Canyon DHB Sungod st

1 Jacob Scott Canyon DHB Sungod 42

2 Isaac Peatfield Crimson Orientation Marketing RT 40

3 Finn Crockett Wheelbase CabTech Castelli 38

1. Josh Whitehead Team PB Performance Finished 2nd 100

2. Jacob Scott Canyon DHB Sungod Finished Elite 85

3. Finn Crockett Wheelbase CabTech Castelli Finished 1st 75

4. Isaac Peatfield Crimson Orientation Marketing … Finished 1st 66

5. Ben Granger Zappi Racing Team Finished 1st 58

6. Ryan Christensen Canyon DHB Sungod Finished N/A 0

7. George Kimber Spirit Bontrager BSS Rotor Finished 2nd 45

8. Samuel Beckett Wales Racing Academy Finished 1st 39

9. Leon Mazzone Crimson Orientation Marketing … Finished 1st 34

10. Daniel Tulett Canyon DHB Sungod Finished 1st 29

11. Owain Roberts Wales Racing Academy Finished 1st 25

12. James Shaw Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Finished Elite 21

13. Adam Mitchell Crimson Orientation Marketing … Finished 2nd 18

14. Matti Dobbins RT23 Finished 1st 15

15. Cameron Biddle Vredestein Basso Finished 1st 12

16. Conor McGoldrick Primera-TeamJobs Finished 1st 10

17. Steve Lampier Saint Piran Finished Elite 8

18. Oliver Hucks Nopinz Motip Race Team Finished 2nd 6

19. Peter Cocker Richardsons Trek DAS Finished Elite 4

20. Matthew King Team PB Performance Finished Elite 2

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer & Writer

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 for CyclingShorts.cc.
Website: www.ChrisMaher.co.uk