Headlines - 04/05/2009

Women's Team Series - Round 2 - Bedford 2 Day - 03-04/05/09

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

Team Overall
Pos Team Pts
1 Squadra Donne 430
2 MAX Gear RT 213
3 Altura Patterson Training 201
4 Impsport Team A - Pink 173
5 Mischief Card.com Team 157
6 Twickenham CC 153
7 London Dynamo 76
8 Serengeti Sisters 75
9 Bad-Tri – Fred Baker Cycles 53
10 BCF Eastern Region 49
10 Surrey League 49
12 Impsport Team B - Blue 44
13 West Midlands 40
14 PSUK Gigawave Racing Team 39

Individual Overall
Pos Name Team Time
1 Julie Cook Squadra Donne 4:33:20@0:00
2 Danielle King Squadra Donne 4:34:14@0:54
3 Laura Trott Impsport Team A - Pink 4:34:21@1:01
4 Paula Moseley Altura Patterson Training 4:34:26@1:06
5 Natalie Creswick Twickenham CC 4:34:44@1:24
20 Ella Sadler-Andrews Twickenham CC 4:35:37@2:17
37 Ella Hopkins Twickenham CC 4:42:30@9:10
39 Corrine Hall Twickenham CC 4:43:14@9:54
54 Jody Conibear Twickenham CC 4:55:06@21:46
66 Ann Marshall Twickenham CC 05:15:40@00:42:20
72 Wiesia Kuczaj Twickenham CC 05:34:55@01:01:35

Well Done Natalie & the rest of the Squad

Millbrook Classic Circuit Race - Bedford - 04/05/2009

Tom Sutherland took 15th & Mark Spindler 17th in a strong field on Monday.

Isle of Man Youth Tour - 01-03/05/09

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.

Yet another great performance from Sandy

Eastern Counties CA Champs - Hog Hill - 02/05/2009

Declan Higgins was once again in action on Saturday, placing 5th in the U16 race.

Well Done Declan

Surrey League Handicaps - Round 1- Ottershaw - 30/04/2009

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

Hounslow & District CC '10 - Chertsey - 30/04/2009

Amazingly, our 2 participants, Stuart Stow & Rob Archer, both recorded the same time on Thursday Evening (27:17), to tie in 11th place!

BC West Thames Circuits - Hillingdon - 28/04/2009

Stuart King Rides his First Road Race - and WINS!

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)

Well Done Stuart - A Great Start

Reading Track League - Palmer Park - 27/04/2009

Cancelled due to Rain

Crystal Palace League - Round 1 - 21/04/2009

Natalie Creswick picked up a fine second place last week at The Palace.

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