National Women's Team Series - Round 1
Nottingham - 19/04/2009

Report from Lisa West

The first eagerly awaited race of this years team series started with the triumph of getting 5 of my original 8 riders to the start line with 3 unfortunately having to withdraw due to illness. I rode around the course the other way to cheer on our riders and I was thrilled to see Corinne Hall riding a feisty race putting in several attacks at the front and Jill Parker, in her first ever road race, often riding on the front or near the front of the bunch and looking very smooth, calm and collected. Also great to see Ann Marshall organising the trailing riders into a handy bunch including our riders Wiesia Kuczaj and Solveig Findley showing impressive form in their their first ever road race. Ann also showing sterling determination by racing a 2nd day in a row after coming 3rd Lady vet in the Ful-on tri duathlon yesterday.

Unfortunately Corinne tried to make her last break for the finish when she had an opportunity but it was just a bit too far away and the bunch chased her down and she got swallowed up and spat out finishing just before Jill who had blown before the last sprint. Corinne was left wondering whether she should have sat in for the finish with everyone else but on reflection she felt she wouldn't have won the sprint and would have been left wishing she had gone for the break anyway. Still we live to see another day, and I feel with the strength and depth we have got in our womens team, we can only get better - watch this space - we have 8 riders entered in the next event at Bedford which is a 2 day stage race, 3rd and 4th May.

1. Laura  Trott  Impsport team A  1hr 50 mins 51 secs
2.  Jessica Booth Impsport team B  same time
3.  Ruby Miller  Candi TV-Pinarello same time
4.  Genevieve Whitson Impsport team B same time
5.  Marianne  Britten Max Gear RT same time
6.  Kelly  Moore  Squadra Donne same time
7.  Hannah  Walker Impsport team B same time
8.  Helen  Gutteridge  The  same time
9.  Jess  Roberts  The  same time
10.  Katie  Fernehough  Squadra Donne  same time
11. Kate  Calvert  Candi TV-Pinarello  same time
12.  Kirsty  Keck  Swindon RC  same time
13.  Nikki Wheeler  Surrey League  same time
14.  Naomi  Anderson  London Dynamo same time
15.  Linda Hubbard Impsport team A same time
16.  Liz  Chittenden BCF Eastern same time
17.  Charlotte Colclough  The  same time
18.  Bernadette Hards Max Gear RT same time
19.  Katherine  Symons  BCF Eastern  same time
20.  Penny Rowson  The  same time
21.  Hayley Edwards West Midlands  same time
22.  Jennifer  Hewitt Surrey League same time
23.  Maryka  Sennema  Surrey League same time
24.  Tracey Fletcher  The same time
25.  Angela  Platt  BCF Eastern  same time
26.  Iona Sewell Squadra Donne same time
27.  Avril Swann Impsport team AA at 4 seconds
28.  Cathlyn Orchard  West Midlands same
29.  Michelle Buck  Squadra Donne  same   
30.  Charlotte  Blackman London Dynamo  same
31.  Corrine Hall Twickenham CC  9 seconds
32.  Jill  Parker  Twickenham CC  28 seconds

33.  Claire  Leonard  Surrey League  
34.  Tracey  Corbett London Dynamo
35.  Kate  Scotter BCF Eastern
36.  Gail Aspden Impsport team A
37.  Andrea  Halman Swindon RC
38.  Lisa Scarlett  London Dynamo
39.  Sorrelle  Le Cornu  Swindon RC
40.  Ann Marshall  Twickenham CC
41.  Hanneke  Van der Werf Impsport team A
42.  Solveig  Findley  Twickenham CC
43.  Wiesia  Kuczaj  Twickenham CC

Team Points
1.  Impsport Team B  300 points
2.  Impsport Team A 236 points
3.  The  197 points
4.  Squadra Donne  186 points
5.  Candi TV-Pinarello 167 points
6.  BCF Eastern 128 points
7.  Max Gear RT  127 points
8.  Surrey League  124 points
9.  London Dynamo  91 points
10. Swindon RC  71 points
11.  West Midlands 57 points  
12.  Twickenham CC 41 points 

A Race Report & Photos are available on the British Cycling website.

For more information regarding the Women's National Team Series please visit the Team Series website.

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