Women’s Grasscrete Ryedale GP 2021 Gallery and Race Report

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.

The usual early damp start welcomed around sixty-five riders to the start-line with a forecast of improving condition as the day went on. A circuit not for the fainthearted brought several tumbles & a splits into several groups on the earlier of the larger 2 circuits for the women.

With CAMS Basso Haley Simmonds & Pro-Noctus – Redchilli Bikes Jo Tindley setting the early pace & still a sizable group. The numbers dropped to around Thirty girls by the end of lap two.

An alliance formed on the smaller circuits when recently crowned Scottish Cycling’s National Women’s Champion Becky Storrie [Brother UK – Cycle Team OnForm] & Illi Gardner [CAMS Basso] forged ahead quickly establishing over a two minutes advantage.

With CAMS & OnForm out front, it was left to Storey Racing & AWOL-O’Shea to do the chasing.

The race approached the final drag up to the line with 500 metres remaining & a hefty lead for Storrie & Gardner. With two evenly matched riders – It was going to be the one with strongest legs that would take victory, and Gardner had the legs to finish it off for CAMS.

After a little wait. Pro-Noctis got a third place with Corrine Side for all their hard work whilst AWOL-O’Shea’s Francesca Morgans-Slader & Connie Hayes took fourth & fifth.

Preparing for the UCI World Mountain Bike Championships in Val di Sole, Italy 25-29 Aug, U23 Women’s Event Anna Kay took sixth.

CAMS-Basso’s Natalie Grinczer collected the Series Leaders Jersey going into the final round, the Curlew Cup in Northumberland on Sunday 26th September.

Speaking to Larry Hickmott (VeloUK.net) & myself after the race.

“This is probably my favourite National Series Race. I’ve been looking forward to it all year. I was nervous coming in. So, I’m really happy with the win.

It stayed together longer than I thought when it got to the Climbs it split, but then came back together.

We had a couple of goes to get away but it kept coming back. I sort of attacked coming up here [On the finish straight with 3 laps remaining.]”.

Illi Gardner

Winner Ryedale GP 2021 - U23 Rider, Team CAMS-Basso

Illi Gardner & Becky Storrie – Ryedale GP 2021 Interview by Cycling Shorts

Post race interview with Illi Gardner (U23 – CAMS-Basso)and Becky Storrie (Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm)after battling their way to the top two podium positions at the Ryedale GP 2021. Post race interview by Larry Hickmott (VeloUK.net) and Chris Maher (CyclingShorts.cc) Image by Chris Maher

“It was tough! It was my first-time doing Ryedale, but I hadn’t looked at the course. I’d heard all about it – thought it was right up my street.

I knew going in that I wanted to force a breakaway, especially with somebody like Illi – cos – in Capernwray (Road Race) we were in a breakaway there. So, I knew she would be the perfect person to ride away with”.  Going on to say about Illi “She was like a little Mountain Goat going up the climbs – I was struggling Lol”.

Becky Storrie

2nd Place Ryedale GP, Team Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm

Results

1 Illi Gardner (U23) CAMS-Basso 2:44:37

2 Becky Storrie Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm +4

3 Corinne Side (U23) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -Heidi Kjeldsen +2:12

4 Francesca Morgans-Slader AWOL OShea st

5 Connie Hayes (U23) AWOL OShea st

6 Anna Kay (U23) Team Rupelcleaning – Champion Lubricants st

7 Lucy Ellmore (U23) Skoda DSI Cycling Academy +2:15

8 Danielle Shrosbree Team LDN – Brother UK st

9 Natalie Grinczer CAMS-Basso st

10 Beth Morrow (U23) Storey Racing st

11 Nicole Coates (U23) Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands-Scimitar +2:21

12 Morven Yeoman (JNR) Tofauti Everyone Active +2:27

13 Jo Tindley Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -Heidi Kjeldsen st

14 Megan Barker CAMS-Basso +4:11

15 Eilidh Shaw (JNR) Tofauti Everyone Active +4:33

16 Jessica Finney CAMS-Basso +4:35

17 Lucy Gadd (U23) Storey Racing +4:36

18 Francesca Hall Loughborough Lightning TRG +4:38

19 Lucy Lee Team LDN – Brother UK st

20 Charlotte Colclough Bianchi Dama st

21 Alice McWilliam Grinta Coaching st

22 Alice Lethbridge AWOL OShea +4:40

23 Bexy Dew Saint Piran Womens +4:43

24 Hayley Simmonds CAMS-Basso +4:46

25 Matea Deliu Team Watto-LDN +4:50

26 Jessie Carridge Watts Up Performance +6:53

27 Samantha Stuart Crimson Orientation Marketing RT +8:23

28 Hannah Bayes (U23) AWOL OShea +11:32

29 Hannah Lancaster (U23) Loughborough Lightning TRG st

30 Poppy Thompson Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -Heidi Kjeldsen +11:36

31 Imani Pereira-James (JNR) Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm st

32 Katie Scott (U23) CAMS-Basso +11:40

33 Heather Mayer Team Watto-LDN +11:43

34 Elizabeth Sanders Avid Sport +11:47

35 Jihanna Bonilla-Allard PMRR +12:52

36 Gemma Sargent Saint Piran Womens st

37 Jasmine Jones Bianchi Dama +12:55

38 Melissa Greaves Crimson Orientation Marketing RT +12:57

39 Holly MacMahon Bianchi Dama +13:09

40 Ellen Inglis (U23) Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm +13:48

41 Erin Murphy (JNR) Deeside Thistle CC +14:01

 

— Erin Avill Storey Racing Did not finish

— Alderney Baker Loughborough Lightning – TRG Did not finish

— Daisy Barnes Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor… Did not finish

—Olivia BentAWOL- O’SheaDid not finish

— Olivia Bentley Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands Did not finish

—Charlotte BerryPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -…Did not finish

— Sian Botteley Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor… Did not finish

—Sarah BriggsRFDADid not finish

—Polly BurgeJadan – Vive le VeloDid not finish

—Anna ChristianDROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMP…Did not start

—Francesca CuttsTeam LDN – Brother UKDid not finish

—Isabel DarvillTeam BoompodsDid not start

—Megan DickersonSKODA DSI Cycling Academy

— Sophie Earl Crimson Orientation Marketing … DNS

— Isabel Ellis Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands Did not start

—Hannah FarranTeam BoompodsDid not finish

—Samantha FawcettPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -…Did not finish

—Olivia FrenchSKODA DSI Cycling AcademyDid not finish

—Madeleine GammonsJadan – Vive le VeloDid not finish

—Amy GornallPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -…Did not start

—Amy GrahamTeam BoompodsDid not finish

—Marine GuerinTeam Watto-LDNDid not finish

—Beth Harley-JepsonJadan – Vive le VeloDid not start

—Louise HartCampinense – Velo PerformanceDid not finish

—Maddie HeywoodTeam Watto-LDNDid not start

—Lauren HighamTeam LDN – Brother UKDid not finish

—Georgia HilleardTeam BoompodsDid not finish

—Anna Marie Hughes1904 RTDid not start

—Emma JeffersJRC-Shutt-Ridley Race TeamDid not finish

— Millie Jones Manilla Cycling Did not finish

—Dannielle KhanIsorex NoAqua Ladies Cycling T…Did not Finish

—Flora KnightLoughborough Lightning – TRGDid not finish

—Sophie LankfordJadan – Vive le VeloDid not start

—Abbie ManleyMontezuma’s Race TeamDid not start

—Amy MarksTeam LDN – Brother UKDid not start

—Phoebe MartinAWOL- O’SheaDid not finish

—Polly MasonTeam LDN – Brother UKDid not finish

—Ellen McDermottTeam BoompodsDid not finish

—Shona MosleyJRC-Shutt-Ridley Race TeamDid not start

—Georgina PanchaudBianchi DamaDid not start

—Georgina PaulRoss On Wye & District CCDid not finish

—Laura PittardBrother U.K – Cycle Team OnFor…Did not finish

—Jennifer PowellPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -…Did not finish

—Natasha ReddyBianchi DamaDid not start

—Rebecca RichardsSKODA DSI Cycling AcademyDid not finish

—Kate RichardsonDid not finish

—Louise ScuphamAWOL- O’SheaDid not finish

—Rebecca SealTorelli-Assure-Cayman IslandsDid not start

—Ruth ShierTeam LDN – Brother UKDid not finish

—Millie SkinnerPro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -…Did not finish

—Meg SmithLoughborough Lightning – TRGDid not start

—Abbie TaylorSpectra Wiggle p/b VitusDid not start

—Sophie ThackrayCAMS-BassoDid not finish

—Vivienne TomlinAvid SportDid not finish

—Chloe VickersLoughborough Lightning – TRGDid not finish

—Christina WiejakSaint Piran WRTDid not finish

— Mary Wilkinson Crimson Orientation Marketing … Did not start

1 Natalie Grinczer CAMS-Basso 36

2 Illi Gardner CAMS-Basso 30

3 Abi Smith Team Breeze 30

4 Corinne Side Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -Heidi Kjeldsen 30

5 Becky Storrie Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm 28

6 Ellen McDermott Team Boompods 28

7 Eluned King Team Breeze 26

8 Jo Tindley Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes -Heidi Kjeldsen 26

9 Francesca Morgans-Slader AWOL OShea 24

10 April Tacey Drops-Le Col supported by Tempur 24

11 Connie Hayes AWOL OShea 22

12 Danielle Shrosbree Team LDN – Brother UK 21

13 Anna Kay Team Rupelcleaning – Champion Lubricants 20

14 Amira Mellor Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus 20

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.
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Champions Crowned at Tour Series in Dumfries – Galleries & Race Reports

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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Chris Maher

Chris Maher

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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 for CyclingShorts.cc.
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Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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Race Report & Gallery – Round 2 Tour Series – Sunderland

Welsh riders came out on top in the first ever Sunderland round of the Tour Series as Megan Barker (CAMS – Basso) and Will Roberts (Wales Racing Academy) took the individual honours on Wearside.

Barker’s victory, her third Tour Series win, helped CAMS – Basso take the win on the night to set up a nail biting finale in Castle Douglas on Thursday with just one point separating them and Series leaders Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen.

Meanwhile Roberts took the men’s win on the night as reigning champions Canyon dhb SunGod bounced back from their disappointing opening event to take their tenth-round victory.  Heading to Scotland they trail overall leaders Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling by three points, keeping the dream of a historic hattrick of titles alive, but very much an outside shot.

After a packed day of family activities in Sunderland’s Mowbray Park, Britain’s leading men’s and women’s teams took the stage on the fast 1.3km circuit around the perimeter of the park.

Despite predictions that the long uphill drag of Burdon Road would split the peloton, and the efforts of a motivated CAMS – Basso team to do just that, the field largely hung together with Jo Tindley’s Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen team able to shadow their moves and keep the five yellow Freewheel.co.uk jerseys.

Tindley also held on to the Freewheel.co.uk Sprints competition while there was a first ever Brother UK Fastest Lap win for Crimson Orientation Marketing RT and Samantha Stuart.

After their victory in Guisborough on Sunday Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling kept the men’s yellow Freewheel.co.uk jerseys, two points ahead of Crimson Orientation Marketing RT with Canyon dhb SunGod and Wales Racing Academy level a further point in arrears.

The Welsh team enjoyed a standout Sunderland round with Gorseinon’s Roberts attacking from a small group to hold on to the win by just over a second from Ollie Rees (TRINITY Racing) while fellow Wales Racing Academy rider Joe Holt took third.

Active throughout had been British Olympian Charlie Tanfield having been drafted into the Canyon dhb SunGod fresh from arriving back from Tokyo to take fourth on the night and help his team to victory.

As well as keeping the overall teams lead, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling hold onto the Freewheel.co.uk Sprints jersey through Matt Gibson while Chris McGlinchey took the Brother UK Fastest Lap for Team Spectra p/b Wiggle.

Highlights of the Sunderland races are on ITV4 at 7pm on Wednesday 11 August with a repeat at 12.30pm on Thursday 12 August and available for 30 days via the ITV Hub.

Round 2 Results

Women’s team result
1) CAMS-Basso Bikes, 15pts
2) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 14pts
3) ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy, 14pts
4) Brother UK Cycle Team OnForm, 13pts
5) Jadan-Vive le Velo

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Women’s individual result
1) Meg Barker, GBR, CAMS – Basso Bikes, 50:17.218
2) Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, + 0.473
3) Samantha Stuart, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, + 0.865
4) Jessica Finney, GBR, CAMS – Basso Bikes, + 1.029
5) Ellen McDermott, GBR, Team Boompods, + 1.085

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Brother UK Fastest Lap
Samantha Stuart, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, 1:41.874
Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition
Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 28pts

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Women’s team standings after round two
1) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 28pts
2) CAMS – Basso, 27pts
3) ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy, 24pts
4) Team Boompods, 22pts
5) Team LDN – Brother UK, 20pts

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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) Saint Piran, 9pts

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Men’s individual result
1) William Roberts, GBR, Wales Racing Academy, 1:06.16.314
2) Ollie Rees, GBR, TRINITY Racing, + 1.235
3) Joe Holt, GBR, Wales Racing Academy, + 1.412
4) Charlie Tanfield, GBR, Canyon dhb SunGod, + 1.475
5) Toby Barnes, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, + 2.467

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Brother UK Fastest Lap
Chris McGlinchey, IRL, Team Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus, 1:33.144
Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition
Matt Gibson, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 25pts

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Men’s team standings after round one
1) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 24pts
2) Crimson Orientation Marketing RT, 22pts
3) Canyon dhb SunGod, 21pts
4) Wales Racing Academy, 21pts
5) TEKKERZ, 16pts

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Tour Series - Round 3

The final round (Round Three) of the 2021 Tour Series takes place on Thursday 12 August in Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway as a part of the CD Bike & Food Festival with 18:00 (women’s) and 19:30 (men’s).

Owing to current COVID-19 guidelines in Scotland, the Castle Douglas round will be ticketed (free of charge) and limited to 3,500 spectators.

Spectators can register for tickets via the Tour Series website here.

THURSDAY 12 AUGUST

Women’s team presentation – 5:25pm

Women’s race – 6pm to 6:50pm

Women’s podium ceremony – 6:50pm

Men’s team presentation: 7:05pm

Men’s race – 7:30pm to 8:45pm.

Men’s podium ceremony – 9pm

FRIDAY 13 AUGUST

ITV4 highlights show – 7pm

For more information visit: www.tourseries.co.uk

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Chris Maher

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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 for CyclingShorts.cc.
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Anna Magrath

Editor & Writer

Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related.

Over the years Anna has supported grass roots cycling events, riders and teams. Anna has a particular interest in Track, Road, womens cycling, recreational cycling and cycling related art. She has reported from the top cycle races on the world calendar including the Tour de France, Olympics, World Cups & World Championships.

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The Tour Series Returns – Round 1 – Guisborough Race Report

Eluned King (Great Britain Under-23) and Matt Gibson (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) powered their teams to victory in the opening round of the Tour Series in Guisborough on Sunday, as the Series made a triumphant return after 806 days away.

King outsprinted Jo Tindley (Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen) and Ellen McDermott (Team Boompods) from a six-rider group in the women’s race before Gibson soloed to victory in the following men’s event with a dominant win by almost a complete lap.

The results put the Great Britain Under-23 track women’s team and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling into the yellow Freewheel.co.uk leaders’ jerseys heading to Round Two in Sunderland on Tuesday (10 August).

King and teammate Abi Smith were part of a six-rider group that went away early on in the women’s race, building a lead of just under a minute that they held until the end, with King outsprinting Tindley at the Westgate finish line.  The win comes two weeks after King won the overall title at the British Cycling National Circuit Series while Tindley’s consolation was taking the Freewheel.co.uk Sprints jersey while Smith won the opening Brother UK Fastest Lap of 2021.

In the opening men’s race Gibson’s dominant display was helped by an early crash that eliminated his Ribble Weldtite teammate Freddie Scheske and several other riders and split the peloton.  That gave Gibson the opportunity that he seized, forging clear and coming home nearly 90 seconds ahead of the main bunch, led in Joe Holt of the Wales Racing Academy and Leon Mazzone (Crimson Orientation Marketing RT).

The win – Gibson’s third Tour Series victory – helped Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling to their first ever Tour Series team win ahead of Crimson Orientation Marketing RT and the Scottish national team.

 

Highlights of the Guisborough races are on ITV4 at 7pm on Monday 9 August with a repeat at 12.30pm on Tuesday 10 August and available for 30 days via the ITV Hub.

Interview – Matt Gibson Ribble-Weldtite Round 1 – Tour Series 2021 Guisborough by Cycling Shorts

Post race interview with Round One winner of the Tour Series 2021 in Guisborough – Matt Gibson. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc / www.chrismaher.co.uk Images by www.chrismaher.co.uk

 

Round 1 Results

Women’s team result

1) Great Britain U23 Track Team, 15pts
2) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 14pts
3) Team Boompods, 13pts
4) CAMS – Basso, 12pts
5) ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy, 11pts

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Women’s individual result

1) Eluned King, GBR, Great Britain U23 Track Team, 53:11.044
2) Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, + 0.198
3) Ellen McDermott, GBR, Team Boompods, + 0.225
4) Abi Smith, GBR, Great Britain U23 Track Team, + 05.24
5) Harriet Dodd, GBR, Team LDN – Brother UK, + 0.683

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Brother UK Fastest Lap

Abi Smith, GBR, Great Britain U23, 1:53.971

 

Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition

Jo Tindley, GBR, Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 14pts

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Women’s team standings after round one

1) Great Britain U23 Track Team, 15pts
2) Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen, 14pts
3) Team Boompods, 13pts
4) CAMS – Basso, 12pts
5) ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy, 11pts

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Men’s team result

1) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 13pts
2) Crimson Orientation Marketing, 12pts
3) Scotland, 11pts
4) TEKKERZ, 10pts
5) Wales Racing Academy, 9pts

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Men’s individual result

1) Matt Gibson, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 1:04:30.420
2) Joe Holt, GBR, Wales Racing Academy, + 1:26.666
3) Leon Mazzone, GBR, Crimson Orientation Marketing, + 1:28.323
4) Issac Mundy, GBR, Richardsons Trek DAS, + 1.28.344
5) Charles Page, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, + 1.28.987

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Brother UK Fastest Lap

Finn Crockett, GBR, Scotland, 1:42.407

 

Freewheel.co.uk sprints competition

Matt Gibson, GBR, Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 18pts

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Men’s team standings after round one

1) Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling, 13pts
2) Crimson Orientation Marketing, 12pts
3) Scotland, 11pts
4) TEKKERZ, 10pts
5) Wales Racing Academy, 9pts

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Tour Series - Round 2

Next up for the Tour Series is the first ever Sunderland round on Tuesday 10 August.

Held on a 1.3 kilometre circuit starting and finishing on Burdon Road.

Racing will be fast and aggressive owing to the city’s four-corner circuit based around the stunning Mowbray Park. Starting and finishing in the shadow of the Jack Crawford statue, a memorial to a local sailing hero, the course takes in Burdon Road, Park Road, Toward Road and Borough Road, as well as passing the city’s Museum and Winter Gardens.

TUESDAY 10 AUGUST

Women’s team presentation – 5pm.

Women’s race – 5:30pm to 6:20pm.

Women’s podium ceremony – 6:20pm

Men’s team presentation: 6:35pm

Men’s race – 7pm to 8:15pm.

Men’s podium ceremony – 8:20pm

 

For more information visit: www.tourseries.co.uk

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Dygert Reigns Supreme in the Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial

The USA’s Chloe Dygert was too strong for the rest of the field as she powered to victory in the Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial, finishing in 42 minutes and 11.57 seconds, over a minute and a half faster than Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands, with defending champion, Annemiek van Vleuten, also from the Netherlands, a further 20 seconds back.

The start time was pushed back by 40 minutes as the organisers endeavoured to make the course safe (the U23 men’s event earlier in the day had seen parts of the course near to flooding) and the start intervals were reduced to 60 seconds from 90 seconds to accommodate the delay.

Alena Amialiusik from Belarus was the early leader with a time of 45 minutes 29.13 seconds, which would be good enough for 9th eventually. She would remain in the lead until Dygert finished.

It was clear from the start that Dygert was going to be the rider to beat as she caught her minute rider, Lisa Brennauer of Germany (who would finish in 10th). She was the only rider to go under 20 minutes at the time check after 14.2km (which she did in 18:57.88), although the difference for the second split was around 21 seconds.

Van der Breggen would finish second for the fourth time, with Van Vleuten making up the podium, although both women conceded that to be beaten so emphatically made the disappointment slightly more bearable. One thing’s for sure, Dygert might consider coming to Europe more often (this event being her first in Europe) if today’s result is anything to go by.

Anna Turvey talks about her World Champ ITT

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It’s always special to wear the rainbow stripes and I worked really hard for this. I had a concussion which forced me to miss last year’s Championships so I prepared specifically for this one and to win is really special.

Being here in Yorkshire is really cool and it’s a really neat place to be. I’ll enjoy this moment tonight but I’ll be competing in the road race on Saturday so it’ll be back to work tomorrow.

Chloé Dygert Owen

Women's Individual Time Trial World Champion, Team USA

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UCI World Road Championships Women’s Individual Time Trial Press Conference with new world Champion Chloe Dygerts, Silver medal Anna van der Breggen and bronze medalist Annemiek van Vleuten. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc

 

It’s been an epic day today. The weather was miserable but the organisational team pulled together really well to sort the course out and they’ve all been brilliant. We obviously didn’t want to delay the women’s race but safety is our paramount concern during these Championships and we didn’t want to send riders out on an unsafe course. We were treated to some fantastic sport across both races and we’ve seen some amazing results.

I have to mention the crowds as well. Despite the conditions there were lots of people out banging the boards, making lots of noise and giving the riders a really warm welcome.

Andy Hindley

CEO, Yorkshire 2019

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Anna Magrath founded CyclingShorts.cc in 2008 and invited some of her cycling friends; coaches, photographers, writers and pro cyclists of different disciplines to join her, bringing you all things cycling related. She has a passion for track and road cycling.

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Chris Maher

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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.

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