Natalie Creswick rode to yet another Victory, this time in Stage 2 of the 4 part Bedford 2 day Women's Team Series.
Ella Sadler-Andrews claimed 5th spot, and Corrine Hall scored 6th in the ITT on Sunday Morning.
Natalie took 5th place overall, and our Ladies Team collected 6th place for the 2 days of racing.
An initial report from Dave Peck can be found here.
|Stage 1 - TTT||Stage 2 - Keysoe RR||Stage 3 - Individual TT||Stage 4 - Cranfield RR|
|44||Corrine Hall||1||Natalie Creswick||5||Ella Sadler-Andrews||18||Natalie Creswick|
|45||Ella Sadler-Andrews||11||Ella Sadler-Andrews||6||Corrine Hall||22||Ella Sadler-Andrews|
|46||Natalie Creswick||36||Ella Hopkins||11||Natalie Creswick||27||Ella Hopkins|
|47||Ella Hopkins||40||Corrine Hall||44||Jody Conibear||46||Corrine Hall|
|66||Jody Conibear||57||Jody Conibear||60||Ella Hopkins||61||Jody Conibear|
|70||Ann Marshall||66||Ann Marshall||63||Ann Marshall||66||Ann Marshall|
|73||Wiesia Kuczaj||68||Wiesia Kuczaj||67||Wiesia Kuczaj||73||Wiesia Kuczaj|
|2||MAX Gear RT||213|
|3||Altura Patterson Training||201|
|4||Impsport Team A - Pink||173|
|5||Mischief Card.com Team||157|
|9||Bad-Tri – Fred Baker Cycles||53|
|10||BCF Eastern Region||49|
|12||Impsport Team B - Blue||44|
|14||PSUK Gigawave Racing Team||39|
|1||Julie Cook||Squadra Donne||4:33:[email protected]:00|
|2||Danielle King||Squadra Donne||4:34:[email protected]:54|
|3||Laura Trott||Impsport Team A - Pink||4:34:[email protected]:01|
|4||Paula Moseley||Altura Patterson Training||4:34:[email protected]:06|
|5||Natalie Creswick||Twickenham CC||4:34:[email protected]:24|
|20||Ella Sadler-Andrews||Twickenham CC||4:35:[email protected]:17|
|37||Ella Hopkins||Twickenham CC||4:42:[email protected]:10|
|39||Corrine Hall||Twickenham CC||4:43:[email protected]:54|
|54||Jody Conibear||Twickenham CC||4:55:[email protected]:46|
|66||Ann Marshall||Twickenham CC||05:15:[email protected]:42:20|
|72||Wiesia Kuczaj||Twickenham CC||05:34:[email protected]:01:35|
Tom Sutherland took 15th & Mark Spindler 17th in a strong field on Monday.
After Friday's ITT, where Sandy King finished in 40th (1:51 adrift), he produced a magnificent ride to Win Stage 2, and lifted himself up to 2nd place in the GC. Sandy maintained this overall position after Stage 3, to finish 9 seconds behing his ex team-mate Pete Dibben (Hargroves Cycles)
Full results & report now available here.
Declan Higgins was once again in action on Saturday, placing 5th in the U16 race.
A solid turn-out from the club produced some spirited performances, but no podiums, in the first of this season's Handicap Series.
1 Wouter Sybrandy Sigma Sport, Specialized, Sportful
2 Lee Smith agiskoviner
3 Jerone Walters Sigma Sport, Specialized, Sportful
8 Steve Home Twickenham CC
16 Mark Spindler Twickenham CC
20 Andy Brown Twickenham CC
22 Josh Worrall Twickenham CC
23 Tom Sutherland Twickenham CC
33 Nigel Atkins Twickenham CC
36 Dave Peck Twickenham CC
42 Neil Bradford Twickenham CC
Amazingly, our 2 participants, Stuart Stow & Rob Archer, both recorded the same time on Thursday Evening (27:17), to tie in 11th place!
A report from Darren Paice:-
I tried in vain, last week, to introduce the concept of the 1497 report. This week’s race, however, changed this assumption.
As a rarity I arrived in good time for the race this week. Unfortunately it was a chilly evening and I cooled down too much before the start. My spirits were lifted when Sandy King and his brother Stuart arrived. It was good to see some other TCC shirts. Sandy, of course, was to ride in the E/1/2/3 race and Stuart King joined me in the 4ths.
So to the start. Feeling the cold for the first few laps and being bombarded with grit from the damp surface, I was not in my most confident mood. Nevertheless I stuck to my usual strategy by staying near the front and keeping out of trouble. I soon started to feel better and never really felt stretched throughout the race. The theme of the race was ATTACK, as every lap someone tried to slip away to form a break. The first attempt nearly worked as six riders got away temporarily and had they worked together the result might have been different. And so it went on, attack, capture, attack, capture. In the latter stages of the race Stuart also attacked with another rider but this too was soon brought back to the main group.
The 3 laps to go board. I was determined not to repeat my mistake of last week and worked hard to get near the front and hold my place there. I achieved this by taking places on the outside of the right hand hairpin bend. Not a particularly popular move with my fellow competitors but effective overall. I regretted not paying more attention to Mr Peck’s advice about arriving at the front too quickly as my next move through the group found me sitting in 2nd place heading down the back straight on the final lap. I had no choice but to stick with it. Unfortunately the rider in front had been on the front for at least five laps so I knew he was not a strong wheel to follow. Rounding the bottom bend I accelerated to hold my position and waited for the sprint for the line. I was then swarmed as the stronger riders made their moves. Much weaving, elbows and all out effort then followed and a final dive over the line. I had given too much on the last lap and as I looked around I can only guess that I finished around 11th or 12th.
Well done to the youngster. I met up with Stuart at the finish and asked how he had got on. I knew that he was ahead of me but I hadn’t realised that he had won! What a fantastic result for your first road race…
The E/1/2/3. I only saw the final two laps of the E/1/2/3 race. With one lap to go Sandy King had formed a small break of 20 metres with another rider. Unfortunately the break did not survive and Sandy finished safely in the main group.
(Results yet to be confirmed)
Cancelled due to Rain
Natalie Creswick picked up a fine second place last week at The Palace.