TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher

 

Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women’s Sprint Gold

Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester.

That meant the home nation finished the event with three gold medals – a tally matched on her own by the remarkable German sprinter Kristina Vogel, who added individual sprint victory on the final day to her two previous successes this weekend.

The frenetic men’s Madison brought a close to the event with a win for Danes Niklas Larsen and Casper von Folsach, while Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer had a record-setting day on his way to winning the kilometre time trial and Matthijs Buchli took gold in the keirin.

In the end, Germany topped the Manchester medal table with four gold medals in total, while Britain where second with three golds among five medals.

Imperious Vogel

The women’s sprint final was set up after Kristina Vogel eased past the Netherland’s Shanne Braspennincx in straight rides and Laurine van Riessen despatched Russia’s Anastasiia Voinova, in the same method.

Vogel then again showed her class as she outpaced her opponent in the final, winning in straight rides to rack up a third gold medal of the weekend, and sixth from the opening two rounds of the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup.

I’m quite happy, but quite tired,

This was the third big event in a month with the Europeans and two World Cups, but I’m very happy.

The mental side is hard, because you know you are the fastest but the other riders get to watch your previous race.

You have to be good in your head and sometimes that is more important than the race.

Kristina Vogel

nine-time world champion, Germany

The bronze medal eventually went to Voinova, as the Russian beat Braspennincx in the deciding third ride.

Brilliant Brits

With the British team pursuit having got through to the gold medal ride earlier in the day without the rested Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald, the Madison winning duo returned to set a blistering time and win their second golds of the weekend.

Joining Neah Evans and Emily Nelson, the quartet beat European champions Italy in the final, clocking 4:16.803 to win by almost five seconds, with Japan claiming bronze.

I don’t think we expected to go that fast, so to go that fast in front of a home crowd is really special and it made such a difference to have everyone cheering you on,

They weren’t comfortable races at all, I think that obviously riding all three rounds is hard but it worked out well, resting Katie and Elinor after their Madison.

We just had to go out there and do our best ride, and we did that.

Emily Nelson

Team Pursuit, Team GB

Record-setting Glaetzer

Glaetzer had opened the day with the fastest ever kilometre time trial at sea level, clocking 59.970s.

Scot Callum Skinner qualified second fastest for 100% ME, but while Glaetzer could back his ride up in the final, winning with an effort of 1:00.081, Skinner settled for third as Germany’s Eric Engler took silver.

But the day belonged to Glaetzer and he was understandably chuffed with his efforts.

I’m stoked with the first kilo ride,

When I crossed the line I heard a nine. I was just hoping it was 59, not 1:09. So I looked up at the clock and thought ‘yes, I’ve finally done it’.

It’s been a goal of mine for a while and I was surprised that I got it tonight, actually.

It’s awesome. There are legends of the sport that have done the event, like Sir Chris Hoy, that I’ve looked up to.

In my first World Championships I went up against him in the sprint individually. He’s been a benchmark in the sport for such a long time, so for me now to try the event and have so much success-is really special.

Matthew Glaetzer

Gold - Kilo Time Trial, Australia

Buchli bounces back

Dutchman Buchli crashed at high speed in the individual sprint semi-finals on Saturday, but showed no ill effects on the final day in Manchester as he took the keirin title ahead of Ukraine’s Andrii Vynokurov.

The Beat Cycle Club rider won by just 0.011s as Spain’s Juan Peralta picked up the bronze in an event that saw world champion Azizul Awang fail to make the final.

Danes bring the curtain down

The day’s closing event saw young Danish pair Larsen and Pedersen steal a victory in the closing moments with a last-gasp lap.

Trailing the Polish leaders by 11 points with less than 20 laps to go, the pair attacked with French world champions Morgan Kneisky and Benjamin Thomas, eventually making the junction just in time for the final sprint.

The two teams finished level on points, but with the Danes finishing higher than their rivals in the final sprint, it was them who took the win.

 

When the Polish guys took a lap, we knew if we were going to get the victory, we would have to take a lap as well,

It was just on our limits, and theirs as well, but I saw Niklas when the Poles were going quite slow and I knew it was now or never.

 

Casper Von Folsach

Gold - Men’s Madison, Denmark

I looked back when I made my last change and then went full gas.

I decided to see what it would be after the last sprint because it was very close. We just had to give it our all.

Niklas Larsen

Gold - Men’s Madison, Denmark

 

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GOLD Great Britain Archibald, Barker, Nelson & Evans

SILVER Italy Pattaro, Balsamo, Guderzo & Valsecchi

BRONZE Japan Furuyama, Kajihara, Nakamura & Hashimoto

GOLD Matthew Glaetzer

SILVER Callum Skinner

BRONZE Ayrton De Pauw

GOLD Matthijs Bulchi

SILVER Andrii Vynokurov

BRONZE Juan Gascon Peralta

GOLD Denmark Niklas Larsen & Casper Von Folsach

SILVER France Thomas Benjamin & Morgan Kniesky

BRONZE Poland Daniel Staniszewski & Wojciech Pszczolarski

GOLD Kristina Vogel

SILVER LaurineVan Riessen

BRONZE Anastasiia Voinova

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Writer

Phil Jones is a senior journalist with Sportsbeat.

Whose clients include the British Olympic Association, Six Nations Rugby, the British and Irish Lions and The Open Golf championships.

Website: www.sportsbeat.co.uk

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer

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

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher   Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women's Sprint Gold Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester....

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Day 2 – TISSOT UCI Track World Cup two gold medals for Great Britain

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher

 

Track Cycling World Cup: Great Britain win Team Pursuit and Madison Golds

Great Britain grabbed double gold on a raucous night at the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup in Manchester.

The home men’s team pursuit quartet got the party started in the night’s first final as they beat Denmark comfortably in the gold medal ride.

And in the very next race it was Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald who, in their first international Madison as a pair, beat the Belgian world champions to a stunning gold.

Four other titles were decided on the night as Daria Shmeleva took the 500m time trial, Harrie Lavreysen won the men’s sprint, Kristina Vogel was victorious in the keirin and Benjamin Thomas claimed omnium gold.

 

Britain show Olympic pedigree

Reigning Olympic Champions Great Britain showed their class in the men’s team pursuit to put in a dominant display and give the sellout Manchester crowd the gold they craved.

Ed Clancy – in his first GB track appearance since Rio 2016 – combined with Kian Emadi, Ollie Wood and Steven Burke to beat Denmark by nearly six seconds, with a time of 3:55.847 – European champions France taking bronze.

 

I’ve missed the boys, I’ve missed the team pursuit, I’ve missed the track,

That was a nice way to kick it off again at a home World Cup.

I have to admit, I love the place, it feels like home. It’s nice to come here and do this.

 

Ed Clancy

Team GB

Clancy hailed Wood as their strongest man in the closing stages, a compliment the 21-year-old was happy to accept.

 

It’s quite flattering for Ed to say that. You’re only as fast as your weakest man, so we need to be as strong as each other ideally,

For everyone to do what we did there, I think we all need to give ourselves a pat on the back.

Ollie Wood

Pursuit Team, Team GB

Made for Madison 

Going up against the reigning world champions Jolien D’Hoore and Lotte Kopecky, Barker and Archibald – reigning points race and omnium rainbow jersey holders – showed no fear as they won five of the first six sprints and were second over the finish line to beat the Belgians by two points overall, with Italy’s Rachele Barbieri and Elisa Balsamo finishing third.

 

It’s never as easy as saying we’re two world champions, that’s what should happen,

There were a lot of things in today’s race that I’ve seen on video, but today they finally clicked into place.

 

Katie Archibald

Madison, Team GB

It feels pretty good to beat the world champions in front of a home crowd.

I’ve done quite a few Madisons this year and had a lot of seconds and thirds and come really close to a win.

So it was nice to save it for in front of a home crowd.

Elinor Barker

Madison, Team GB

Vogel doubles up

Reigning world champion Vogel dominated the keirin throughout the day and with the final being marred by a crash involving four riders, the German – in the lead when Australia’s Stephanie Morton crashed behind her – was given a free ride to the finish line to add gold to her team sprint title from Friday.

 

This one is nice to have – it’s another gold medal – but it’s not the way you’d want to win,

It’s just good that the ladies are alright and nothing is broken. It’s always hard when it’s full gas, there’s no space to handle and change positions.

I felt Stephanie clip my wheel but in the end my tactic of staying on the front worked.

Kristina Vogel

Gold Women's Keirin, Germany

Shanne Braspennincx took silver for the Netherlands with compatriot Laurine van Riessen claiming bronze as Fatehah Mustapha was disqualified and Morton failed to finish.

The night’s other women’s sprint event saw another world champion prevail as Russia’s Daria Shmeleva beat European champion Miriam Welte in the 500m time trial by just 0.021s, with Ukraine’s Olena Starikova picking up the bronze.

 

Thomas shows his stripes

The penultimate race of the omnium saw Benjamin Thomas once again in contention, but he was beaten in the elimination race by Denmark’s Niklas Larsen as Britain’s Mark Stewart took third.

That meant the French reigning world champion took a six-point lead over Larsen into the final points race, with European champion Albert Torres a further ten back.

Thomas maintained his lead in the points race, eventually finishing 11 points ahead of Larsen, but not before Mark Stewart threw a cat among the pigeons with a solo lap gain – eventually finishing fifth.

It was not easy, it was a really hard day. Niklas and Torres were really strong – they pushed me to my limits in the points race so I’m really happy to win, finishing my season with a victory,

Mark Stewart did a great race. I knew that I had enough points on him but if he took the lap he’d be on the podium and I’d have to take the lap.

So that’s what I did with Torres and Niklas, so it worked. But Mark did a great race after his crash in the scratch race and for me it was the perfect day.

Benjamin Thomas

Madison world champion

Lavreysen just too good

The men’s sprint saw Lavreysen romp to victory in the final, beating Poland’s Mateusz Rudyk in straight rides after overcoming fellow Dutchman Matthijs Buchli in the semi-finals.

Buchli’s crash in the the last ride of that semi-final left him injured and unable to contest the bronze medal match, meaning Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer took the medal.

 

GOLD Great Britain, Burke, Clancy, Wood & Emadi

SILVER Denmark, Pedersen, Von Folsach, Johansen & Kaimer Eriksen

BRONZE France, Thomas, Maitre, Pijourlet & Denis

 

GOLD Great Britain, Archibald & Barker

SILVER Belgium, D’Hoore & Kopecky

BRONZE Italy, Barbieri & Balsamo

 

GOLD Benjamin Thomas France

SILVER Niklas Larsen Denmark

BRONZE Alberto Torres Spain

GOLD Harrie Lavereysen Netherlands

SILVER Mateusz Rudyk Poland

BRONZE Matthew Gleatzer Australia

GOLDKristina VogelGermany

SILVER Shanne Braspennincx Netherlands

BRONZE Laurine Van Riessen Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling

GOLD Daria Shmelva Russian Republic

SILVER Miriam Welte Germany

BRONZE Olena Starikova Ukraine

1 Wm3 Pro Cycling Team 11h38’29” 00″

34 / 31 / 33

2 Team Sunweb 11h40’11” 01’42”

52 / 55 / 53

3 Cervelo – Bigla Pro Cycling Team 11h40’11” ‘ ‘

11 / 13 / 14

4 Canyon Sram Racing 11h40’11” ‘ ‘

75 / 73 / 72

5 Fdj Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope 11h40’19” 01’50”

114 / 112 / 111

6 Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

4 / 5 / 6

7 Hitec Products 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

104 / 101 / 105

8 Wiggle High5 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

22 / 21 / 23

9 Team Wnt Pro Cycling 11h40’19” ‘ ‘

161 / 165 / 166

10 Drops 11h40’20” 01’51”

81 / 82 / 86

11 Ale Cipollini 11h40’28” 01’59”

61 / 63 / 64

12 Lensworld – Kuota 11h40’28” ‘ ‘

143 / 142 / 141

13 Cylance Pro Cycling 11h40’35” 02’06”

91 / 93 / 94

14 Bepink Cogeas 11h40’43” 02’14”

123 / 122 / 124

15 Team Veloconcept Women 11h40’52” 02’23”

151 / 155 / 152

16 Orica Scott 11h40’57” 02’28”

46 / 44 / 41

17 Lares – Waowdeals Women Cycling Team 11h41’24” 02’55”

1 81 BARNES Alice DRP GBR 00″

2 161 ARCHIBALD Katie WNT GBR ‘ ‘

3 73 BARNES Hannah LPR GBR ‘ ‘

4 82 DURRELL Rebecca DRP GBR ‘ ‘

5 91 KING Danielle CPC GBR 07″

6 165 ROE Eileen WNT GBR 08″

7 1 DEIGNAN Elizabeth DLT GBR ‘ ‘

8 166 GRINCZER Natalie WNT GBR ‘ ‘

9 86 PAYTON Hannah DRP GBR 17″

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11 3 BRAMMEIER Nikki DLT GBR 24″

12 85 SIMPSON Annabel DRP GBR 03’15”

13 163 JONES Hayley WNT GBR 19’28”

 

Abandon

132 COBB Alice LWD GBR

 

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Writer

Phil Jones is a senior journalist with Sportsbeat.

Whose clients include the British Olympic Association, Six Nations Rugby, the British and Irish Lions and The Open Golf championships.

Website: www.sportsbeat.co.uk

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer

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

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher   Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women's Sprint Gold Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester....

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Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup Round 2, Manchester Day1

Words By Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat – Images by Chris Maher

Jennifer Valente won a titanic tussle with reigning world champion Katie Archibald as the American took omnium gold to end a sparkling first night at the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup.

Leading Archibald by six points heading into the final points race, Valente’s advantage was almost overturned by the final sprint, but she beat Archibald to the line and claimed the gold.

Elsewhere at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, there was double team sprint glory for Germany, while Rachele Barbieri and Nikita Panassenko won their scratch races.

Women’s Omnium

The women’s omnium was set up for a thrilling conclusion as Archibald beat Valente in a tight and tense elimination race to start the evening session.

Amalie Dideriksen finished third, but as Archibald and Valente entered the final lap the American surrendered and gave the Brit a clear run to the line – meaning the reigning world champion went into the points race in second place, six points behind Valente.

And Archibald looked to have done enough during the final race, just needing to beat Valente to the line in the final sprint to secure the win – but the American took on the Brit in the final lap and out-paced her to the line.

We might not have raced head to head but she’s the one wearing the rainbow stripes so that deserves respect and you have to watch out for that,

She is an incredible team pursuiter as well so it was nothing new for me.

I think you really have to take things one race at a time, and even in the points race break it up into sections and focus on a section at a time.

All the fans here are incredible. It’s really great. All the community programmes. Coming into this World Cup, people know about it, it’s on social media and it’s exciting for the riders to see that and experience it.

Jennifer Valente

Omnium Gold, Team USA

Team Sprint

Earlier in the night the German team sprint outfits had both qualified fastest in their respective competitions.

The women in a time of 32.542 as they beat Great Britain in the first round, while the men beat the Czech Republic with a mark of 43.129 to book their final place against Beat Cycling Club.

The Dutch teams both had to settle for a place in the bronze medal ride-offs as the women set up a clash against the Holy Brother Cycling Team, while the men faced off against home trio Great Britain.

Holy Brother and the Netherlands were victorious, but the night belonged to Germany.

Birthday girl Kristina Vogel who won a hat-trick of gold medals at last weekend’s opening World Cup in Poland said…

At the beginning of the season, when I saw that the World Cup in Manchester was on my birthday, I was a bit sad – I thought, no, a competition on my birthday?!

But to win here, with Miriam [Welte], together, getting a gold medal is one of the best birthday gifts I could have given myself.

Why not three golds again?!

 

Kristina Vogel

Germany

Twelve years ago I won my first World Cup in Manchester, so it’s good to be back on the podium so many years after I started my senior career.

It’s hard. I have to go to Milton, in Canada, as well for the next World Cup. I was prepared for a lot of racing and I used the Six Day in London to get into shape and improve a little, without giving it all.

I saved a little energy to come back to the UK and get the World Cup victory.

Maximilian Levy

Germany

Scratch Race

In the men’s scratch race a fragmented affair saw ten riders take a lap, with eight riders a lap back and a further three finishing two laps down.

It was Kazakhstan’s Panassenko that took the win ahead of Wales’ Jon Mould and the Netherlands’ Wim Stroetinga.

While the women’s race saw a much closer affair as all riders finished on the same lap, with reigning world champion Barbieri taking the sprint in a photo-finish ahead of Hong Kong’s Yang Qianyu and Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore.

 

Team Pursuit Qualifying & Round 1

But one of the loudest cheers of the night came as Great Britain’s team pursuit quartet pegged back half a second in the closing 500m to beat European champions France and book their place in Saturday’s gold medal ride with a time of 3:56.137.

There they will face Denmark, while British national champions Team KGF will ride against France for the bronze.

GOLD Jennifer Valente USA

SILVER Katie Archibald Great Britain

BRONZE Amalie Dideriksen Denmark

GOLD Germany Kristina Vogel, Miriam Welte

SILVER Russian Federation Anastasiia Voinova, Daria Smeleva

BRONZE Holy Brother Cycling Team Shanju Bao, Yufang Guo

 

GOLD Germany Joachim Eilers, Robert Forstemann, Maximilian Levy

SILVER Beat Cycling Club Theo Bos, Roy Van Den Berg, Matthijs Buchli

BRONZE Netherlands Sam Ligtlee, Nils Van’t Hoenderdaal

GOLD Rachele Barbieri Italy

SILVER Qianyu Yang Hong Kong

BRONZE Jolien D’Hoore Belgium

 

GOLD Nikita Panassenko Kazakhstan

SILVER Jon MouldWales

BRONZE Win Stroetinga Netherlands

TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 1 Highlights

Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Writer

Phil Jones is a senior journalist with Sportsbeat.

Whose clients include the British Olympic Association, Six Nations Rugby, the British and Irish Lions and The Open Golf championships.

Website: www.sportsbeat.co.uk

Chris Maher

Chris Maher

Photographer

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

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TISSOT UCI Track World Cup – Manchester | Day 3 Highlights

Words by Phil Jones in Manchester, Sportsbeat, Images by Chris Maher   Track World Cup: GB dominate to win Women's Sprint Gold Great Britain finished their home TISSOT UCI Track World Cup on a high as the women’s team pursuit quartet reigned supreme in Manchester....

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HSBC-UK Woman’s National Road Series 2017 | Ryedale Grand Prix

HSBC-UK Woman’s National Road Series 2017 | Ryedale Grand Prix

Massey wins the final HSBC-UK National Women’s Road Series event, the Ryedale Grand Prix.

Laura Massey, Drops Pro Cycling powered up-to the finish line in the grounds of Ampleforth Abbey and College just ahead of Alice Sharpe, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli and the overall Series Winner Lizzy Banks, Storey Racing in a thrilling climax to the ninth and final round in the Road Series.

Sixty-one riders took the start-line in the 2017 edition of the Ryedale GP, one of the toughest courses in the calendar.

Missing from the start list was second place in the Series, Melissa Lowther, Team Breeze who was away racing in Europe prior to today’s race, and Banks only rival close enough to steal her glory.

Massey had started a little further back, but moved up into second after today’s win and furthermore securing the Team classification for Drops Pro Cycling at the same time.

The first and only real move of the day came on the second lap of the big circuit when Steph Mottram, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli went clear on the climb to Yearsley and quickly established a thirty-five second lead.

With no reaction from the peloton, Mottram found herself out-front and alone with her lead extending every pedal stroke and by the thirty-six kilometre marker had extended to fifty seconds.

Starting the first of the smaller laps, Mottram’s lead had grown to one-forty-two reaching the fifty-kilometer-marker out of ninety-four-point-one kilometre race.

The gap remained around the one-thirty mark for the second small circuit before the signs of small attacks began and the peloton split with seventeen riders breaking free including the usual favourites’ and four members of Storey Racing.

Mottram took the bell with her lead diminishing and Chanel Mason, Storey Racing whom had held the Series lead at one point clipped off the front briefly.

With only five kilometres remaining it was the end of Mottram’s lead being caught on the final climb, opening up the opportunity for one of the chasing bunch to claim the race win, and as they sped towards the drag up towards the Abbey only the strongest rider would seal the victory.

Interview – Lizzy Banks at Ryedale GP 2017 – National Series Winner by Cycling Shorts

Lizzy Banks of Storey Racing chats to Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc after taking the National Series Title. All content ©www.cyclingshorts.cc | www.chrismaher.co.uk

“The girl was off the front and she was really going well, she had two minutes at one point. But it was windy out there and five laps it’s going to take its toll.

I think the peloton was being fairly patient, her team doing some of the work.”

“It got a bit frisky on that last lap, there were a few attacks, but I just followed their wheel and then the uphill-kick. I can do that”.

Laura Massey

Race Winner, Drops Pro Cycling

CS: Steph spent most of the race out front, alone.

“I needed an extra 7K didn’t I”.

“I was only moving out of the way for the motorbike on the hill, and then I had a gap. I thought well… I might as well have a go. You just push, don’t you”.

“When I came to the last lap, I thought if I can get up the hill with everything going on, I thought I would be able to hold it.”

“I was hoping at one point (That someone would come across) especially after the first big lap and I had a minute. I was hoping one or two might come join me”.

“This time last year I would of never of managed that”

Steph Mottram

Rider, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli

CS: Beginning the season you won the Tour of the Wolds. Did you think, come the end of the season you would be here and now wearing the leader’s jersey?

“Once I’d won that it was a real incentive going into the second round, you have the leaders jersey, so be as consistent at as possible – which is something I always aim to do”.

“Then once I had the jersey, I had my eyes on the prize!

It would have been really nice to take the win here today, but Laura was too strong and she played the perfect race. She was on her own, she’s a nice sprinter – credit to her – I was really pleased to get on the podium today in third. A good day’s work all-in-all.”

CS: You switched teams since beginning the season, the support from Storey must really have helped a lot.

“Yeh, absolutely. Just from the first race – the amount I learnt immediately was absolutely amazing. What about thinking about this, about this, (as the team rallied around) and about this? 

Yeh, having the support of the team mates, they are such a strong group of girls and really, really lovely group of girls – and it’s just nice to be part of that. Sarah and Barney just ouse knowledge and yeh, it’s brilliant!”

 

Lizzy Banks

National Series Winner, Storey Racing

Interview – Laura Massey Rydale GP 2017 Winner by Cycling Shorts

Laura Massey of Drops Cycling chats to Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc after her win at the 2017 Ryedale Grand Prix.

CS: How tough is that final uphill kick to the finish line?

“It’s horrible cos you can see it, and its 300 meters, 250 meters and you have been going for ages! How is it still 200 meters to go? But yeh, it’s hard.” 

Knowing when to go, obviously everyone’s also dying behind you- you have to stay out of the wind”.

“I was sad for her (Steph) when she got caught, I felt I needed to carry on and do something”.

“I was very pleased with my second place result”.

 

Alice Sharpe

sprinted into second place in Ampleforth., NCC Groupe-Kuota-Torelli

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24 35 Helen Jackson Kendal Cycle Club +4:10

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32 57 Gabriella Nordin SunSport Velo +9:58

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36 20 Charlotte Redden Cycle Team OnForm +10:11

37 80 Anna Badegruber Team WNT +10:16

38 51 Monica Dew Storey Racing +10:18

39 38 Rhiannon Gornall NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli +10:22

40 26 Hannah Righini-Brand EDCO Continental +10:27

41 43 Sophie Thackray NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli +13:45

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43 63 Phoebe Martin Team 22 OTL

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2 Storey Racing 329

3 Cycle Team OnForm 308

4 Team WNT 260

5 Team Breeze 205

6 Team Ford Ecoboost 141

7 Bianchi Dama UK 100

8 NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 68

9 Wiggle High5 63

10 SunSport Velo 60

11 Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 60

12 Strada Sport 47

13 Fusion RT Fierlan 46

14 Isorex Cycling Team 46

15 Team Vision Innovative Leisure 32

16 Team Corley Cycles 29

17 Abergavenny Road Club 29

18 Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 23

19 Team Vertex-Biemme RT 16

20 EDCO Continental 11

21 Team Jadan-Weldtite 9

22 Team 22 8

23 Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 4

23 Matrix Pro Cycling 4

25 Portsmouth North End CC 3

Individual Points after Round Nine

1 Elizabeth Banks Storey Racing 172

2 Laura Massey Drops 140

3 Melissa Lowther Team Breeze 135

4 Chanel Mason Storey Racing 112

5 Natalie Grinczer Team WNT 107

6 Hannah Payton Drops 101

7 Julie Erskine Cycle Team OnForm 84

8 Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 84

9 Joscelin Lowden Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 76

9 Hayley Simmonds Team WNT 76

11 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Storey Racing 72

12 Anna Henderson Cycle Team OnForm 72

13 Alice Sharpe NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 68

14 Sophie Wright Strada Sport 61

15 Grace Garner Wiggle High5 56

16 Genevieve Whitson Isorex Cycling Team 54

17 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama UK 53

18 Annasley Park Drops 52

19 Katie Archibald Team WNT 50

20 Emily Nelson Team Breeze 50

21 Jennifer Powell Team Ford Ecoboost 50

22 Charmaine Porter Team Ford Ecoboost 47

23 Rebecca Durrell Drops 44

24 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama UK 42

25 Annabel Simpson Drops 40

26 Rose Osborne Drops 40

27 Jennifer George Storey Racing 35

28 Gabriella Shaw Team WNT 34

29 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan 32

30 Ffion James Abergavenny Road Club 31

31 Alice Barnes Drops 30

32 Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm 30

33 Karla Boddy Team Corley Cycles 29

34 Anna Christian Drops 28

35 Madeleine Gammons Team Vision Innovative Leisure 28

36 Abigail Van Twisk Drops 27

37 Lydia Boylan Team WNT 26

37 Nicola Juniper Team Ford Ecoboost 26

39 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm 25

40 Manon Lloyd Team Breeze 22

41 Charlotte Broughton Team Ford Ecoboost 20

42 Megan Barker Team Breeze 20

43 Eleanor Dickinson Team Breeze 19

44 Rebecca Womersley Drops 18

45 Neah Evans Storey Racing 18

46 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Fierlan 18

47 Charlotte Redden Cycle Team OnForm 16

48 Lauren Murphy Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 14

49 Anna Kay EDCO Continental 14

50 Lucy Horrocks Team Vertex-Biemme RT 13

51 Sian Bottlerly Cycle Team OnForm 9

52 Elizabeth Bennett Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 9

53 Becca Carter Team WNT 9

53 Bethany Crumpton Storey Racing 9

55 Savannah Morgan Team 22 8

56 Amy Roberts Wiggle High5 7

56 Rhona Callander Team Jadan-Weldtite 7

58 Rebecca Johnson Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 6

59 Jessica Woodworth Cycle Team OnForm 5

60 Charlotte Colclough Bianchi Dama UK 5

61 Lorna Bowler Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 4

61 Tamara Davenne Team Vision Innovative Leisure 4

61 Gabriella Nordin SunSport Velo 4

61 Stephanie Mottram NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 4

61 Amira Mellor Matrix Pro Cycling 4

66 Jessica Finney Portsmouth North End CC 3

66 Bethany Taylor Team Vertex-Biemme RT 3

68 Emma Lewis Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2

68 Josie Knight Team WNT 2

68 Holly Flannery Team Jadan-Weldtite 2

68 Elizabeth Burrows SunSport Velo 2

68 Eileen Roe Team WNT 2

73 Kelly Murphy Team Ford Ecoboost 1

73 Jo Tindley Team Ford Ecoboost 1

73 Monica Dew Storey Racing 1

73 Bethany Hayward Team Ford Ecoboost 1

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

Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race 2017

Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race

Sponsored by Jadan Press for Elite 1st, 2nd & 3rd Category Riders

Words & Images by Chris Maher for Cycling Shorts

 

Ellen McDermott wins the forth edition of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race in Beverley, Part of the East Yorkshire Classic weekend ahead of defending champion Gabby Shaw.

Georgia Bullard (Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive Le Velo) finished a respectable third after breaking free in the closing stages of the race.

Georgia went away, and Gaby chased her down. I was going to hang onto Gaby’s tail. Said Ellen: Then I realised, hang-on – I can get by Gaby here – she’s not going up the cobbles as fast as I think I can – then I caught Georgia.

Twenty-three riders took part in this year’s race, flagged away by Isobelle after a neutral lap on a beautiful evening in Beverley’s Market Street.

 

Amy Gornall (Secret Training CC) took the first sprint prime before McDermott (EDCO Continental) tried her luck off the front of the peloton on lap five.

They were all back together soon after and the race settled into its pace and the second sprint prime approached.

Lighting up the peloton in Pink and Blue, came a move off the front by Louise Scupham (Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive Le Velo). This was enough to take the second prime, also setting the quickest lap time so far at 1.47.735.

Ten laps to go and it was Amy Monkhouse’s (Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive Le Velo) turn to pull the group across the line, but no sign’s of team-mate Louise whom had suffered a mechanical.

 

We’ve also got one of our youth riders, who’s got special dispensation tonight to race with the women, and she is only fifteen. That’s Amy [Monkhouse]. I think she’ll do pretty well if I’m honest. They have all got good bike handling skills which a circuit like this needs.

 

Victoria Hood

Race Organiser

Shaw piled on the pressure once more, this time splitting the group in half with seven riders forming the lead group.

(23 Georgia Bullard, 33 Gaby Shaw, 24 Holly Flannery (Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive Le Velo), 29 Amy Monkhouse, 18 Lily Greenhalgh Team22 WRT, 7 Ellen McDermott and 32 Amy Gornall)

Gornall was back on the front once more keeping the pace high as she had done two nights earlier in the HSBC-UK National Women’s Circuit Race in Sheffield, but they were all back together once more.

Shaw took over the pace for the third sprint prime and only five laps remaining, then Gornall took the lead once more with two laps to go.

The bell rang for the final lap and Sarah King (Bianchi Dama UK) tried a long dash for the line, but it was McDermott whom had the legs for the final sprint for glory, setting the quickest lap on the night with a 1.41.772.

 

When I was coming into the race I didn’t really know what to expect. It’s my first race back since doing the Czech Republic Tour a couple of weeks ago. So I didn’t really know what my legs were like.

It’s rock-hard! But I tried to attack after five-or-six laps – then it settled down.

I though (to myself) I might get away, and I got away on the cobbles, but then I died a death – so – right, that’s not going to work!

I chased down a couple of attacks and tried by best to stay with the group and not get distanced.

 

Ellen McDermott

Winner - Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race 2017, Team EDCO Continental

Talking to Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo’s owner and manager Vix Hood, I asked her about her thoughts about the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race in Beverley, now in it’s forth year.

 

So originally the East Yorkshire Classic was just men. There had never been a women’s race. 

We went and spoke to them and said how we thought we could develop women’s racing in the area, in Yorkshire particularly if we could put on a women’s race.

We have had to stick with it and each year it has just grown and grown, there’s not an unbelievable amount of licence holders around the area, so we had to be aware and speak to the organisers all the time, and be prepared that there might be lower numbers, but now four years in, it’s what we expect – and we are getting a really strong field. We’ve got a good field tonight.

It’s almost the end of the Road Season, are you planning to ride the track – the Revolution Series? Yes, we are riding the Revs. We have to wait and see what’s happening.

We are a development squad and our original Youth Riders who came through with us – a lot of them now represent GB a lot of the time – which is a testament to what we have done, so that’s great.

But obviously if they are representing GB they might ride for GB in Revs or they might ride for Jadan. We will just have to work out who we will have riding that, but we will be putting a team in the Revs.

 

Victoria Hood

Team Manager, Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo

I asked Ellen about Georgia’s brilliant third place and she went on to say that Georgia rode very well, competing against elite riders, she did what she had to do to win the race – but went way too early (in her opinion). She went with half a lap to go!

 

I don’t really know why she stayed away (as she approached the cobbles for the final time). I was on-it.

Georgia went away, and Gaby chased her down. I was going to hang onto Gaby’s tail.

Then I realised, hang-on-a-mo, I can get by Gaby here – she’s not going up the cobbles as fast as I think I can – then I caught Georgia.

Ellen McDermott

Winner - Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race 2017, Team EDCO Continental

It takes a lot to keep the girls out on the road or in the Velodromes around the Country. We caught up with sponsor Ed, from Vive le Velo in nearby North Ferriby.

We’ve dabbled with sponsoring Team Jadan for a couple of years now to see what it’s done for us.

Women’s cycling as a recreational side is on the up, it’s the largest increase in market share. So for Vive le Velo, women’s cycling is important and it was an idea to try and promote it via Team Jadan.  

The sport needs bringing on, is been vastly underdeveloped and left alone for far too long. For us, we thoroughly recommend it. It’s something we will look to continue   with next year and see where we go.

Ed Neilsen

Team Jadan Sponsor, Owner - Viva le Velo

Results

1 Ellen McDermott EDCO Continental 1st 38.43

2 Gabriella Shaw Team WNT 1st 38.43

3 Georgia Bullard Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo 2nd 38.43

4 Amy Gornall Secret Training CC 2nd 38.43

5 Holly Flannery Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo 2nd 38.43

6 Amy Monkhouse Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo Youth A 38.43

7 Lily Greenhalgh Team 22 2nd 38.43

8 Sarah King Bianchi Dama UK 2nd 38.43

9 Nicola Moore Squadra RT 2nd 38.47

10 Rebecca Longthorp Cliff Pratt Racing 2nd 38.51

11 Melissa Greaves All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace 2nd

12 Sarah Cramoysan Prima Team Racing 2nd 38.55

13 Felicity Gledhill SunSport Velo 2nd 40.08

14 Ava Oxley PH-MAS/Paul Milne/ Oldfield ERT Youth A39.39 +1 Lap

15 Hannah Bayes LIV AWOL 3rd 40.16 +1 Lap

16 Nicola Greenwood Holmfirth Cycling Club 3rd 40.19 +1 Lap

17 Amanda Leach Cliff Pratt Racing 4th 40.28 +1 Lap

18 Jessica O’Brien Sheffield Hallam Cycling Club 4th 38.52 +2 Laps

19 Penny Trinder Cliff Pratt Racing 4th 38.57 +2 Laps

20 Lucy Khan Cliff Pratt Racing 4th +2 Laps

21 Louise Scupham Team Jadan Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo 2nd 39.50 +2 Laps

DNF 9 Hannah Righini-Brand EDCO Continental 2nd

DNF 30 Debra Charlesworth Cliff Pratt Racing 3rd

 

2016 Gabriella Shaw Podium Ambition p/b Club la Santa

2015 Abby-Mae Parkinson Team Giordana Triton

2014 Iona Sewell Team GB Cycles

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

Curlew Cup 2017 Report & Gallery

Curlew Cup 2017

Julie Erskine secured her first HSBC-UK Women’s Road Series victory for Cycle Team OnForm winning the 2017 edition of the Curlew Cup in Northumberland.

Chanel Mason defended her National Women’s Road Series lead as four rider’s contest the final run to the finish line.

Sprinting into view with two-hundred metres remaining, Erskine had got the jump off Payton’s wheel to win the sixth edition of the race that began back in 2012, briefly looking back, before raising her arms in celebration across the line.

 

It’s good to get the win today going into the Nationals – as well – It’s quite a boost.

The Curlew Cup is a hard race, with three times up the Ryal’s – it was always going to be hard – and it was so hot today aswell!

I knew if I could get over the Ryal the first couple of times, then we’ll (Cycle Team OnForm) see what happens. We were trying to follow any moves that went cause Sian (Botteley) was second in the standings.

Chanel from Storey went, I just sort of followed that – Georgina (Panchaud – Bianchi) and Hannah (Payton – Drops) came as well and we just opened up a gap.

Julie Erskine

Winner - Curlew Cup 2017, Team OnForm

Conditions couldn’t have been any better for this fifth round in the series, mid-point, as clear skies and a warm ambient temperature greeted the eighty-two riders that had signed-on to the start-line in Stamfordham.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Northumberland National Park, this edition covered one-hundred-and-six kilometres, three laps, as the riders tackled the infamous Ryal’s climb with prize money on offer that included a Queen of the Mountains, Points Sprint over the finish-line and an U23 classification and a first Junior.

 

Interview – Julie Erskine Curlew Cup Winner 2017 by Cycling Shorts

Julie Erskine of Team OnForm chats to Chris Maher of CyclingShorts.cc after her win at the Curlew Cup 2017. Image & Content ©wwwchrismaher.co.uk | www.cyclingshorts.cc

 

The race got underway at a gentle pace with splits forming on the first ascends of the Ryal. Around forty riders re-formed the main peloton and the first action came from Storey Racing’s Jennifer George on the back straight with forty-seven kilometres covered. Joined briefly by Keira McVitty and three more trying to bridge, it wasn’t long before they were all back together once more.

The second ascend of the Ryal saw a trio of riders cresting the QoM firstly with Melissa Lowther, Team Breeze leading the way over Beth Crumpton, Storey Racing and Annasley Park, Drops Pro Cycling. Chasing not far behind, Katie Archibald, Team WNT Pro Cycling and Laura Massey, Drops Pro Cycling as the five moved clear and gained around fifteen seconds. Again it wasn’t long before the five were reeled back into the fold of the peloton.

With the final ascend of the Ryal looming, Series leader Chanel Mason, Storey Racing made the decisive move that shaped the final outcome of the race. Joining her, Erskine, Georgina Panchaud, Bianchi Dama UK, and Hannah Payton, Drops Pro Cycling as they amassed a thirty-second lead in the final run in. Panchaud attacks!

Team Breeze’s Emily Nelson tried to bridge across the gap, but ran out of road before sight of the village.

Series leader Chanel Mason settled for fourth place, maintaining her individual series lead behind U23 year old Panchaud’s who rode into third place.

 

Archibald had done enough to secure the Queen of the Mountains and the Points classification bringing in the rest of the bunch in sixth place.

Sophie Thackray was the first Junior across the line in 23rd. for NCC Group Kuota Torelli.

1. Julie Erskine, Team OnForm
2. Hannah Payton, Drops
3. Georgina Panchaud, Bianchi Dama
4. Chanel Mason, Storey Racing
5. Emily Nelson, Team Breeze
6. Katie Archibald, WNT
7. Neah Evans, Storey Racing
8. Laura Massey, Drops
9. Mellisa Lowther, Team Breeze
10. Natalie Grinczer, WNT
11. Genevieve Whitson, Sorex CT
12. Eleanor Dickinson, Breeze
13. Annasley Park, Team Breeze
14. Charmaine Porter, Ford
15. Megan Barker, breeze
16. Abigail van Twisk, Drops
17. Elizabeth Banks, Storey Racing
18. Gabby Shaw, WNT
19. Rose Osbourne, Drops
20. Charlotte Colclough, Bianchi Dama
21. Bethany Hayward, Ford
22. Alice Sharpe, Kuota Torelli
23. Sophie Thackray, Kuota Torelli
24. Jennifer Powell, Ford
25. Jennifer George, Storey
26. Alicia Speake, Onform
27. Fiona Hunter Johnston, Fusion
28. Stephanie Mottram, Kuota Torelli
29. Mellisa Brand, Ford
30. Manon Lloyd, Breeze
31. Alana Prior, Edco Continental
32. Kelly Murphy, Ford
33. Molly Patch, Fusion
34. Molly Weaver, Sunweb
35. Sian Botteley, Onform
36. Amy Gornall, Secret training
37. Jennifer Hudson, Fusion
38. Anna Docherty, Epic
39. Emily Meakin, Lifestyle
40. Kim Baptista, Kuota Torelli
41. Sophie Enever, team 22
42. Gemma Sargent, Onform
43. Lynsey Curran, Dooleys cycles
44. Bethany Crumpton, Storey racing
45. Holly Flannery, Jadan
46. Minca Dew, Storey racing
47. Fiona Turnbull, Speedflex
48. Chloe Weller,
49. Ellen McDermott, Edco Continental
50. Christine Marshall, Vertex
51. Jennifer Batey, Edco Continental
52. Jessica Duffy, Bianchi Dama
53. Elana Spanou, Onform
54. Savannah Morgan, Team 22
55. Lily Greenhalgh Team 22

1: Chanel Mason Storey Racing 84p

2: Hannah Payton Drops Cycling 64

3: Lizzy Banks Storey Racing 58

4: Grace Garner Wiggle High5 56

4: Laura Massey DropsCycling 56

4: Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 56

7: Julie Erskine Cycle Team OnForm 52

8: Katie Archibald Team WNT 50

8: Emily Nelson Team Breeze 50

10: Natalie Grinczer Team WNT 43

1: Drops Pro Cycling 234

2: WNT Pro Cycling 175

2: Cycle Team OnForm 175

4: Storey Racing 127

5: Team Breeze 105

6: Team Ford Ecoboost 93

7: Bianchi Dama UK 56

7: Wiggle High5 56

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

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