Wout Poels Stage 5 Winner Interview Aviva Tour Of Britain

Wout Poels Stage 5 Winner Interview Aviva Tour Of Britain by Cycling Shorts

CyclingShorts.cc writer Chris Maher caught up with Stage 5 winner Wout Poels after his hilltop victory. Wout Poels, who did so much sterling work for Chris Froome at the Tour de France this Summer, grabbed his own slice of glory with a superb win on the queen stage of this year’s Aviva Tour of Britain, finishing at the top of the Hartside climb in Cumbria.

CyclingShorts.cc writer/photographer Chris Maher caught up with Stage 5 winner Wout Poels after his hilltop victory.
Wout Poels, who did so much sterling work for Chris Froome at the Tour de France this Summer, grabbed his own slice of glory with a superb win on the queen stage of this year’s Aviva Tour of Britain, finishing at the top of the Hartside climb in Cumbria.

Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race 2015 Gallery & Report

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Newly Crowned Women’s Junior National Road Race Champion 2015, Abby-Mae Parkinson Wins The 2nd Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race In Beverley


The second edition of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race in Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire saw Team Giordana Triton’s Abby-Mae Parkinson take the win from Team Jadan’s Henrietta Colbourne.

Flagging the race away after a one lap rolling start. Title sponsor and owner Pam Wainman (Jadan Press) got the race underway as the pace increased.

A couple rides after around fifteen minutes of racing broke free as Henrietta made her move to chase them down and Abby-Mae soon joined her.

The new pair of lead riders established a healthy gap soon after in the forty-five minute cobbled circuit through Beverley Town Centre.

Last years winner Iona Sewell now riding for Carnac-Planet X, Flora Gilles, Project 51, second last year, Nicola Soden, Carnac-Planet X, Hayley Edwards, Team Velosport and Louise Scupham, Team Jadan to name a few all attacked out of the bunch, but nothing stuck.

Lapping back markers in the latter stages, Colbourne and Parkinson worked well together, to keep the reformed chasing field at bay, with a lead that had gained over forty seconds.

The remaining riders were left to bunch sprint for the final podium position, with Hayley Edwards, Team Velosport leading them over the line.

CyclingShorts: How are feeling after wining last weeks Women’s Junior National Road Race Championships in Ampleforth?

Abby-Mae Parkinson, before the race start: I’m still pretty tired from last week.”

Jadan Press Women's Circuit Race 2015 | Beverley Town CentreCyclingShorts: How did the race go for you?

Henrietta Colbourne: “It was a good hard race, Two riders had got away early-on, and a counter attack brought them back. Abby-Mae then came across to me, so we got a two man break away.” “We established a gap of about twenty-five or thirty seconds. We worked with it, then attacked each other a little bit, then went for the sprint at the end.”

Louise Scupham: “I had a good warm-up session, I’d been here since five and managed to get a ride around the circuit.” Louise is preparing herself for the National Twenty-five, her main focus for the season.

Putting herself through a rigid training regime into the Summer months, she said that her legs didn’t take to the fast start at the beginning of the Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race. Dropping into the third group, initially. But got better as the race progressed, Louise managed to get on the front of the chasing group several times. More from Louise soon.


Race Results 24 July 2015

  1. Abby-Mae Parkinson Team Giordana-Triton
  2. Henrietta Colbourne Team Jadan
  3. Hayley Edwards Team Velosport
  4. Nicola Moore Squadra RT
  5. Lauren O’Brien Team Giordana-Triton
  6. Ellen McDermott Team Watt Cycles
  7. Sophie Thackray Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
  8. Elizabeth Denby Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
  9. Sarah King Morvelo
  10. Sinead Burke PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
  11. Lorna Ferguson Glasgow Green CC
  12. Nicola Soden Carnac-Planet X
  13. Iona Sewell Carnac-Planet X
  14. Luise Scupham Team Jadan
  15. Stephan Morton
  16. Gabriella Duckworth Lune RCC (Minus 2 Laps)
  17. Claire Rutherford Team Wheelguru (Minus 2 Laps)

Results by British Cycling

Official Website for the East Yorkshire Classic

Interview – Lisa Brennauer 2015 Aviva Women’s Tour Winner

Interview – Lisa Brennauer 2015 Aviva Women’s Tour Winner by Cycling Shorts

Lisa Brennauer of Team Velocio SRAM talks after her dominant performance and taking the overall win in GC in the 2015 Aviva Women’s Tour. A well deserved Yellow jersey win!

Lisa Brennauer of Team Velocio SRAM talks after her dominant performance and taking the overall win in GC in the 2015 Aviva Women’s Tour. A well deserved Yellow jersey win!

Aviva Women’s Tour 2015


Cycling Shorts will be following this years Aviva Women’s Tour, from beginning to end. You can follow the race daily for information. Today you can find a Provisional Start-Sheet to download, Jerseys to look-out for, and Route Maps. Further Updates will be issued as the Race Day approaches with Daily Reports and exclusive images. Firstly, we will be attending the Team Presentation, where a final Start List will be issued, and we will meet the girls taking part.

The second edition of the Women’s Tour brings on a new title sponsor in Aviva.

The race covers five individual stages, with a total distance of 596.2 kilometres.


There are no less than eleven “National Road Race Champions” due to ride in the Aviva Women’s Tour.

Lisa Brennauer, Germany, Velocio SRAM

Jolien D’hoore, Belgium, Wiggle Honda

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, France, Rabo Liv

Megan Guarnier, USA, Boels Dolmans

Emma Johansson, Sweden, Orica AIS

Leah Kirchmann, Canada, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies

Lotta Lepistö, Finland, Bigla Pro Cycling

Christine Majerus, Luxembourg, Boels Dolmans

Iris Slappendel, Netherlands, Bigla Pro Cycling

Laura Trott, Great Britain, Matrix Fitness

Linda Villumsen, New Zealand, UnitedHeathcare Pro Cycling

There are sixteen Teams comprising of six Team Members, competing in this years Tour. They will be presented to the Public on Tuesday 16th June in Bury St Edmonds one at a time from 5.30pm until 7pm.


Aviva Women’s Tour Rider List 2015 – Provisional

1730, Lotto Soudal

51 Susanna Zorzi ITA

52 Lieselot Decroix BEL

53 Chantal Hoffmann LUX

54 Anouk Rijff NED

55 Carlee Taylor AUS

56 Sarah Rijkes AUT


1735, Ale Cipollini

11 Beatrice Bartelloni ITA

12 Elena Berlato ITA

13 Maria Giulia Confalonieri ITA

14 Annalisa Cucinotta ITA

15 Arianna Fidanza ITA

16 Simona Frapporti ITA


1740, Team Liv Plantur

111 Lucy Garner GBR

112 Claudia Lichtenberg GER

113 Sara Mustonen-Lichan SWE

114 Molly Weaver GBR

115 Julia Soek NED

116 Sabrina Stultiens NED


1745, USA

131 Lauren Hall USA

132 Allie Dragoo USA

133 Heather Fischer USA

134 Hannah Ross USA

135 Lauren Komanski USA

136 Lauren Stephens USA


1750, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

91 Dame Sarah Storey GBR

92 Katie Archibald GBR

93 Katie Curtis GBR

94 Ciara Horne GBR

95 Joanna Rowsell GBR

96 Gabriella Shaw GBR


1755, Matrix Fitness

61 Laura Trott GBR

62 Elinor Barker GBR

63 Lucy Martin GBR

64 Mel Lowther GBR

65 Kimberley Le Court MAU

66 Helen Wyman GBR


1800, Velocio SRAM

141 Lisa Brennauer GER

142 Tiffany Cromwell AUS

143 Elise Delzenne FRA

144 Barbara Guarischi ITA

145 Loren Rowney AUS

146 Trixi Worrack GER


1805, Rabo Liv

1 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot FRA

2 Thalita De Jong NED

3 Anna Knauer GER

4 Roxanne Knetemann NED

5 Anouska Koster NED

6 Moniek Tenniglo NED


1810, Intermission


1820, Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies

71 Leah Kirchmann CAN

72 Annie Ewart CAN

73 Ariane Horbach GER

74 Maura Kinsella USA

75 Alexxa Albrecht CAN

76 Brianna Walle USA


1825, Wiggle Honda

151 Giorgia Bronzini ITA

152 Audrey Cordon FRA

153 Jolien D’hoore BEL

154 Dani King GBR

155 Elisa Longo Borghini ITA

156 Annette Edmonson AUS


1830, Poitou Charentes – Futuroscope-86

101 Aude Biannic FRA

102 Charlotte Bravard FRA

103 Eugenie Duval FRA

104 Roxane Fournier FRA

105 Pascale Jeuland FRA

106 Amelie Rivat FRA


1835, Germany

41 Stephanie Pohl GER

42 Lisa Küllmer GER

43 Kathrin Hammes GER

44 Corinna Lechner GER

45 Madeleine Ortmüller GER

46 Gudrun Stock GER


1840, Bigla Pro Cycling

21 Sharon Laws GBR

22 Emilie Aubry SUI

23 Vera Koedooder NED

24 Caroline Baur SUI

25 Lotta Lepestö FIN

26 Iris Slappendel NED


1845, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling

121 Hannah Barnes GBR

122 Rushlee Buchanan NZL

123 Katie Hall USA

124 Coryn Rivera USA

125 Alexis Ryan USA

126 Linda Villumsen NZL


1850, Orica AIS

81 Emma Johansson SWE

82 Gracie Elvin AUS

83 Alexandra Manly AUS

84 Melissa Hoskins AUS

85 Chloe McConville AUS

86 Sarah Roy AUS


1855, Boels Dolmans

31 Lizzie Armitstead GBR

32 Megan Guarnier USA

33 Romy Kasper GER

34 Christine Majerus LUX

35 Kasia Pawlowska POL

36 Amalie Dideriksen DEN


You can catch daily TV highlights every evening on ITV4 at 20.00pm on the day of each stage. Repeated the following morning.


WT2015_OverallMap-1Wednesday 17th June 2015

The race starts in Bury St Edmonds at 11:00am June 17th on Angel Hill, after a neutralised start, the race officially gets underway on Airfield Road.

Stage One | Bury St Edmonds to Alderburgh


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Dame Sarah Storey Cheshire Classic 2015 Interview

CyclingShorts.cc journalist Heather Bamforth interviews Dame Sarah Storey of Team Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International after her win at the 2015 Cheshire Classic.

Race organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club.

A CyclingShorts.cc / ChapeauChapeau.com Production
Filmed & edited by Zoe Opal East & Mary Broome
Produced by Anna Magrath

Cheshire Classic Women’s Road Race 2015 Results

Delamere Dairy Sprint – Joanna Rowsell (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International)

Advanced Medical Solutions Team Prize – Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

Your Sports Therapist Aggressive Rider – Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International)

Position Name Team/Club Category
1 Dame Sarah Storey Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
2 Laura Trott Matrix Fitness Elite
3 Alice Barnes Betch.NL-Superior-Brentjens MTB Racing Team 3rd
4 Emily Kay Team USN 1st
5 Katie Curtis Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 1st
6 Louise Mahe IKON – Mazda 1st
7 Charline Joiner Team WNT 1st
8 Laura Greenhalgh Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
9 Henrietta Colborne Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
10 Emily Nelson Team USN 2nd
11 Nicola Juniper Team Giordana- Triton Elite
12 Eve Dixon Team 22 1st
13 Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
14 Jennifer George Les Filles Racing Team 1st
15 Natalie Grinczer Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
16 Helen Ralston Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
17 Rose Osbourne Team WNT 2nd
18 Anna Christian Wiggle Honda 2nd
19 Susan Freeburn PMR@Toachim House 2nd
20 Ellie Campbell Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 3rd
21 Gabriella Leveridge Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
22 Jessie Walker Matrix Fitness 1st
23 Gemma Sargent Racing Chance Foundation 2nd
24 Bethany Taylor Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
25 Kayleigh Brogan Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
26 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Army Cycling Union 2nd
27 Ella Hopkins IKON – Mazda 3rd
28 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
29 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
30 Julie Erskine IKON – Mazda 1st
31 Rebecca Nixon Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Science 2nd
32 Gabriella Nordin GB Cycles.co.uk 2nd
33 Manon Lloyd Team USN 1st
34 Charlotte Broughton Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
35 Chanel Mason Army Cycling Union 2nd
36 Rebecca Rimmington IKON – Mazda 1st
37 Rebecca Carter Team WNT 2nd
38 Annasley Park Team Giordana- Triton 2nd
39 Bethany Hayward Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 1st
40 Amy Gornall Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
41 Louise Laker PMR@Toachim House 2nd
42 Josephine Gilbert Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
43 Vanessa Whitfield Team 22 2nd
44 Frances White Team Jadan 2nd
45 Bethany Crumpton North West MTB Race Team 3rd
46 Hannah Payton Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
47 Ciara Horne Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 2nd
48 Lucy Shaw Matrix Fitness Development 2nd
49 Joanna Rowsell Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
50 Penny Rowson Matrix Fitness 2nd
51 Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl Elite
52 Rebecca Womersley Corley Cycles – Drops RT 2nd
53 Joanne Blakeley Team 22 2nd
54 Hannah Walker Team WNT Elite
55 Lucy Harper Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
56 Helen McKay Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
57 Pia De Quint
58 Nicola Soden Carnac-Planet X 2nd
59 Elinor Thorogood Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 3rd
60 Ellie Coster Team USN 2nd
61 Melissa Brand IKON – Mazda 2nd
62 Nikola Butler Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Intl 2nd
63 Victoria Strila PMR@Toachim House 2nd
64 Lauren OBrien Team Giordana- Triton 2nd
65 Alexis Barnes PMR@Toachim House 2nd
66 Emily Attfield Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
67 Chloe Weller PMR@Toachim House 2nd
68 Rebecca Raybould Poole Whls CC 2nd
69 Sandra Mackay Carnac-Planet X 2nd
70 Ruth Taylor Manchester Whlrs Club 2nd
71 Emma Grant IKON – Mazda 2nd
72 Keira McVitty Team Giordana- Triton 1st
73 Sarah Rose Team 22 2nd
74 Sam Burman Team WNT 3rd
DNF Delia Beddis Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
DNF Karla Boddy IKON – Mazda 1st
DNF Laura Cheesman Velosure Starley Primal 2nd
DNF Tracy Corbett Les Filles Racing Team 2nd
DNF Laura Massey IKON – Mazda Elite
DNF Brit Tate Team WNT 1st

It’s Cyclocross Season – Are you ready to get down and dirty?

It's always good to get out on a bright Autumn day.

It’s always good to get out on a bright Autumn day.

I love this time of year as the Summer turns to Autumn, the leaves begin to turn some of the most amazing colours and winter gradually gets its claws into the land as the frosty mornings start cold and bright. However if I’m really honest I hate the cold dark dank days that also come in late autumn and winter. However on the bright side it is a great time to get out and play in the mud!

As many a great explorer has said “there is no such thing as bad weather just poor preparation” actually I’m not really sure who said that maybe not Scott! But seriously you can ride in any weather if you are wearing the correct clothing or have some of the top tips below to keep feet and hands warm.

So do not be afraid of the weather hug it tight and be a conquering hero of Autumn and Winter riding.

I noticed just this last week that the number of CX Sportives is on the increase and a quick trawl through the events list suggests that they are very popular in the South, come on you guys in the North make sure your events are publicised.

I rode my very first CX Sportive this year, the amazing Adventure X event based around Keswick. What an experience it was, don’t forget to read my review of the event elsewhere on this website.

So if you fancy trying a little bit of cyclocross but don’t have a CX bike, well don’t worry most events are open to wide range of bikes, pretty much anything will do, except perhaps your pride and joy the full carbon road bike!

From my experience riders will turn up on any bike from a full carbon CX bike, hardtail MTB, Full suspension MTB to a flat bar hybrid. The only thing I would recommend is that you check the ride profile and make sure you have a suitable range of gears for the event unless you are riding single speed! I got caught out on the Mini Monster Adventure X in Keswick.

CX Sportive (www.cxsportive.com) has several good rides available this season:

CX Sportives are the fantastic new mixed surface events that are combining the thrills of on  and off-road riding into one awesome experience!

•Sportive style events on fast, mixed surface courses

•Courses from 40-80km

•Full sportive support and infrastructure

•Great for all kinds of bikes: CX, MTB, Hybrid, 29er, Singlespeed & even Road!*

Riding a mix of road and off road is so exhilarating.

Riding a mix of road and off road is so exhilarating.

Big challenge rides tend to come in two flavours; massive road sportives and hardcore MTB enduros. But why not mix it up, take on the best of both and spice up your riding?

CX Sportive is an exciting new ride format. It’s ideal for your cross bike, but equally suitable for your XC MTB or even road winter training bike, tweaked for a little rough stuff!* The course mixes back roads, interwoven with byways and a few short tougher off road links that will certainly bring on the heat!

Your choice of steed will define your ride. Will the versatility of a MTB offer the best performance over mixed terrain? Will the pure speed of your road bike make up for time lost on the short, occasional off road dismounts? Or will the CX bike give you the best return where it counts?

To prove a point (or just let you fly the flag for your tribe), they even include your bike choice in your results listing; so if you insist on tackling the route on your mum’s folding shopper, they’ll credit your lunacy!**

You’ll have a range of time targets to aim for, with age and gender adjustments; including full route marking, RFID timing, top notch catering and first class, friendly organisation and support.

*Not recommended for your beloved, super-light carbon road thoroughbred!

**Disclaimer: Don’t tackle the route on your mum’s folding shopper!

Ride X the Evan CX rides

Ride X the Evan CX rides

The bike supermarket that is Evans have also added CX Sportives to their list of Ride It events this year. They might well be worth checking out if you live in the South (Evans Ride it CX Sportives).

For the Autumn/Winter season they’ve added 4 exciting mixed terrain routes to their existing Sportive offering. As with all of their road sportives, all routes will be fully way-marked with GPX files published pre-event. High5 sponsored feed stations will help you tackle a variety of riding surfaces (tarmac, mud, grass & more!) whilst clocking up some worthy mileage in this new format. The routes are best suited to cyclocross and adventure-road bikes that are up to some off-road exploring.

All rides include: Fully way-marked routes • Well stocked High5 feed stations • Mechanical support • GPS files published pre-event • Free High5 pack worth £10 when you sign up 8 weeks in advance • Free Garmin hire • Times published post-event


Cycling Weekly Adventure X Series

Cycling Weekly Adventure X Series

Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for next years Adventure X series promoted and run by Cycling Weekly with the support of changing sponsors. The event I rode in October was amazing, one of the best challenges I have have ever taken part in (more details can be found in my report on Adventure X Lakeland Monster Miles)

With so much going on on the cyclocross sportive scene surely it must be time for you to ditch the winter rode bike and get yourself a CX bike and rise to the challenge. I did and I haven’t looked back :)

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