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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.”
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
- Abby-Mae Parkinson Team Giordana-Triton
- Henrietta Colbourne Team Jadan
- Hayley Edwards Team Velosport
- Nicola Moore Squadra RT
- Lauren O’Brien Team Giordana-Triton
- Ellen McDermott Team Watt Cycles
- Sophie Thackray Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
- Elizabeth Denby Paul Milnes – Bradford Olympic RC
- Sarah King Morvelo
- Sinead Burke PH-MAS VCUK Women’s Cycling Team
- Lorna Ferguson Glasgow Green CC
- Nicola Soden Carnac-Planet X
- Iona Sewell Carnac-Planet X
- Luise Scupham Team Jadan
- Stephan Morton
- Gabriella Duckworth Lune RCC (Minus 2 Laps)
- Claire Rutherford Team Wheelguru (Minus 2 Laps)
Results by British Cycling
Official Website for the East Yorkshire Classic