Wednesday, 15 October 2014

National Trophy CycloCross Rnd1


Sunday was the first round of the National Cyclo-Cross trophy Series held at Sundorne Sports Village in Shrewsbury,writes Luke Gray........ Despite the bad weather forecast the day before, there was an overnight change, to the huge relief of many competitors as this course can become a mud bath. This time the going was good along with the new top class pit area. The course here is pan flat with a small wood breaking up the grass playing fields plus a few small tricky banks thrown in around the tarmac finish straight.
I was ranked on the third row of the grid so I had to pick my way through many riders as we sprinted down the start straight on full gas in top gear. Joint second into the first turn was an excellent start which left me clear of traffic in a huge field of over 70 riders. Ben Sumner took the head of the race followed closely by Nat Champ Ian field, Jody Crawforth and Luke Gray. These 4 riders broke away from the rest of the field very quickly and were being chased by another small group of 4. On the second lap the chase group had caught the lead group, but as they entered the wooded section the same leading 4 riders pulled away again and this time the gap grew larger than before. Then halfway around the next lap I had to back off as the huge surges by Ian at the head of the lead group were going to split us up. I was then in no mans land with the chasing group coming after me. Halfway through the race Ian Field was out on his own having pulled well clear of everyone. I was now starting to pay for my efforts but still holding on inside the top 10. Mean while Liam Killeen had made his way up from the same start row as me, and was now upto 3rd place in pursuit of the leader. Just past the hour it was Field who took the chequered flag followed in by Killeen just 47 seconds later with Crawforth on his tail. In the last few laps I was struggling with a touch of cramp and had to settle for 16th on the finish line.
The next National Cyclo-Cross Trophy round is at Southampton Spports Centre in a couple of weeks time on the 26th October.

Men’s Elite Results

1 Ian Field Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Elite
2 Liam Killeen Malvern Cycle Sport Elite 0 47
3 Jody Crawforth Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Elite 0 47
4 Tom Van Den Bosch Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Elite 1 29
5 Ben Sumner Beeline Bicycles RT Under 23 1 35
6 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT Elite 1 42
7 Steven James Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Elite 1 48
8 Paul Oldham Hope Factory Racing Elite 1 48
9 Steven Roach Ride Coventry Elite 1 51
10 Lewis Craven Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite 2 2
11 Jack Clarkson Team Hope Factory Racing Under 23 2 9
12 Tony Fawcett Pioneer Scott Synchros Elite 2 31
13 Nicholas Barnes www.Zepnat.com RT/Kuota/GSG Under 23 2 47
14 Michael Butler BowlPhish BONTRAGER Elite 3 7
15 Billy Harding Orange Monkey Pro Team Under 23 3 14
16 Luke Gray Trek Cyclo-Cross Collective Elite 3 27
17 Jack Ravenscroft Team Thomson Cycles Under 23 3 37
18 Liam Earl Team Corridori Under 23 3 44
19 George Thompson Sleaford Wheelers CC Under 23 3 53
20 Robert Jebb Hope Factory Racing Elite 3 58
21 Adam King Cardiff J.I.F. Cyclopaedia Under 23 4 25
22 Dave Collins Hope Factory Racing Elite 4 33
23 Daniel Booth Hope Factory Racing Elite 4 38
24 Matthew Barrett Renvale RT – Revel/Cannondale Elite 5 0
25 Ian Lee Royal Air Force CC Elite 5 20
26 Andrew Naylor Fossa Racing Elite 5 20
27 Daniel Harris Stourbridge CC Elite 5 20
28 Chris Metcalfe Charge Bikes Elite 5 24
29 Jack Humphreys Wheelbase Altura/MGD Under 23 5 24
30 Paul Cox Pedal Power Loughborough Elite 5 34
31 Scott Chalmers Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Elite 5 37
32 Gavin Hardwicke Fossa Racing Elite 5 52
33 Tom Payton Islabikes Elite 5 54
34 Simon Maudsley Team Vertex Elite 5 59
35 Colin Miller Ride Coventry Elite 6 12
36 Neil Ellison WDMBC Beyond/Specialized Elite 6 13
37 Bruce Dalton The Kinesis Morvelo Project Elite 6 20
38 Grant Leavy Urban Cyclery Elite 6 22
39 Matt MacDonald Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Elite 6 32
40 Ben Cooper Batley CC Under 23 6 37
41 Jeremy Hicks Rugby Velo Elite 6 44
42 Joseph Lally CC Abergavenny/JP Signs and Prints Elite 6 45
43 Matthew Hargroves Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT Under 23 6 46
44 James Garrett Rugby Velo Under 23 6 53
45 Andrew Waterman Vicious Velo Elite 7 9
46 Scot Easter Felt-Colbornes – Hargroves RT Elite 7 11
47 Martin Woffindin Cycle Sport Pendle Elite 7 14
48 Lewis Tarnai-Wilson Ashfield RC Under 23 7 24
49 James Thompson Langsett Cycles RT Elite 7 27
50 Keith Murray Pioneer Scott Synchros Elite at 1 lap
51 Daniel Bell Ellmore Factory Racing Elite at 1 lap
52 Paul Sheers Vicious Velo Elite at 1 lap
53 David Griffiths Paramount CRT Elite at 1 lap
54 Paul Lally Onimpex Bio Racer RT Elite at 1 lap
55 Robert Watson Individual Member Elite at 1 lap
56 Sean Dunlea Neon-Velo Cycling Team Under 23 at 1 lap
57 Daniel Watts Royal Air Force CC Elite at 1 lap
58 David Morris Harrogate Nova CC Elite at 1 lap
59 Jordan Peacock Rugby Velo Under 23 at 1 lap
60 Matthew Downes Paul Milnes Cycles/Bradford Olympic RC Under 23 at 1 lap
61 Joseph Andrews Fareham Wheelers CC Under 23 at 2 laps
62 Ben Spurrier Vicious Velo Elite at 2 laps
63 Alex Fanshawe Individual Member Under 23 at 2 laps

WOMEN

1 Annabel Simpson Hope FacTory Racing 0 0
2 Ffion James (J) Abergavenny RC/Lane/Govilon/Gateway 0 1
3 Amira Mellor (J) Paul Milnes Cycles/Braford Olympic RC 0 1
4 Merce Pacios Pujado Beeline Bicycles RT 0 6
5 Isla Rowntree Islabikes 1 3
6 Adela Carter Hope Factory Racing 1 10
7 Diane Lee Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 1 14
8 Ruby Miller Hargrove Cycles – Ridley RT 1 21
9 Sarah Murray www.cxmagazine.com 1 22
10 Abigail van Twisk (J) WXC World Racing 1 23
11 Sarah Lomas (J) Nutcracker Racing 1 37
12 Verity Appleyard Brotherton Cycles 1 40
13 Martha Gill (J) PH-MAS Cycling 3 7
14 Claire Beaumont Vicious Velo 3 51
15 Alexis Barnes WyndyMilla 4 15
16 Emily Barnes Team Mulebar Girl – Sigma Sport 4 58
17 Joanna Rycroft www.cxmagazine.com 5 16
18 Sophie Chastell (J) Welwyn Wheelers CC 5 16
19 Masie Duckworth (J) Wolverhampton Wheelers 5 16
20 Jade Mobbs (J) Leicestershire RC 5 47
21 Sherilyn Powell Chelmer CC 6 33
22 Ria Mobbs (J) Leicestershire RC 6 38
23 Lauren Humphreys Bonito Squadra Corse 7 7
24 Alice Miller Look Mum No Hands ! 7 14
25 Phoebe Martin (J) Lichfield City CC 7 51
26 Rebecca Richards Newark Castle CC 7 59

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