News: World Champ Heads Line-up for Preston

World Team Pursuit Champion Dani King (Horizon Fitness-Prendas Ciclismo) heads the line-up of star riders for a big day of circuit racing Preston this Sunday.

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British Women’s Circuit Race Championships & Elite Circuit Race Series Final Round
This Sunday will see a day of fast and furious crit action with the Women’s Circuit Race Championships leading the way a week after the Men’s title was decided in Beverley (Graham Briggs).

Current Women’s champion, Hannah Barnes (Motorpoint), who is currently racing in Assen (Holland), is set to return overnight to Preston like she did last year to take on World Champion and former Circuit Race champion Dani King (Horizon Fitness-Prendas Ciclismo).

The support cast is also pretty impressive. Lucy Garner (Motorpoint), who has been dominating a lot of races this year in the sprints has just returned from the European Track Championships as has Elinor Barker (Cardiff Ajax) and Harriet Owen  (Motorpoint) so they should have plenty of speed in their legs for these rapid events around town centres. The rider list for the event is below …

Elite Circuit Series
In a series dominated by Rapha Condor Sharp who have tackled each round with a strong line -up, the fifth and final round takes place in the Preston city centre on Sunday 7th August. With a stage race in Spain taking place around the same time, there will be a number of riders missing from the line-up entered but the clash between Endura Racing and Rapha Condor Sharp will continue and promises to be a right royal battle.

Last year, there was lots of controversy between the two teams with Ian Wilkinson dominating the series but in 2011, it has been the two Deano’s, Downing and Windsor who have shared the wins between them.

Which means Endura Racing, like all the other teams competing, are keen to put a stop to Rapha’s winning streak in the circuit races.  Not since Scott Thwaites (Endura Racing) won in Otley, has another team managed to get a look in and Rapha have already clocked up a hat-trick of wins during the series.

They’ll be hoping to make it four out of five with new Men’s Circuit Race Champion Graham Briggs in their line-up and his teammates, Dean Downing and Dean Windsor ready to ensure their team continue their winning streak. The two Deano’s hold the top two positions in the series above Briggsy and the battle for the series win will be between the men in black.

No repeat of this win in 2011 as Kristian House will be elsewhere but perhaps Dean Windsor(2nd here) will have the crowd going Aussie, Aussie, Aussie …

One rider who won’t be there is Olympic Champion Ed Clancy who is in Spain for a stage race. A look through the start sheet also reveals the Motorpoint team are missing as they too are riding a UCI stage race in Spain as will part of the Rapha Condor team.

Missing from the online list is Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing) but his team have confirmed he’s down to race it and there are plenty of other big names like the GB Under 23 Academy team led by Luke Rowe. They have just returned from a successful European Track Champs and having strength in depth, they may well give the racing a whole new edge.

Winner from round 1, Scott Thwaites (Endura Racing) is entered as is Simon Gaywood (Corley Cycles), one of the few riders to deny a Rapha rider a place on the podium which he did at Stafford. Bronze medallist in the Crit Champs, Tom Murray rides for Sigma Sport which has as ever, a strong line up and they could spring a surprise, as could many riders from the other teams.

The young stars of the future will also get to race the circuit in the morning.

The race…
Now in its fourth year, the Preston Elite Circuit Race is part of a day-long event which includes cycle stunt shows, free Go Ride skills sessions, a climbing wall, street theatre and the chance to do two laps of the official circuit before the races begin.

Taking place in the heart of Preston, the riders will sprint around the 1km town centre circuit at speeds of up to 40mph. The course will see riders start at the Covered Market on Earl Street, before turning left onto Lancaster Road, Ormskirk Road, then into Ringway, left into Friargate, left onto Orchard Street and finally back to the Covered Market. Hundreds of riders are expected to descend on the city centre for the day, from youngsters taking their first steps in the sport through to World  champions and Olympic medallists.

Councillor Peter Rankin, Leader of Preston City Council, says: “The Grand Prix is a hugely important fixture in Preston’s event and sporting calendar, and it is a delight to welcome world class athletes to the city once again.
“The day has proved extremely successful over the past three years, something which looks set to continue as we continue to build momentum heading toward the Guild and European City of sport next year.”

Day’s Programme
10.00: Youth Races – all categories
12.00 British Women’s Circuit Race Championships
1.30pm: Elite Men’s Circuit Race – final round of the Series
3.15: Support Race (2/3/4)


1 Hannah Barnes Motorpoint W1
2 Hannah Walker Motorpoint W1
3 Harriet Owen Motorpoint W1
4 Lucy Garner Motorpoint W1
5 Hannah Shenton Motorpoint W2
6 Sarah King Motorpoint W2
7 Rich Hannah Horizon Fitness – prendas W1
8 Sarah Storey Horizon Fitness – prendas W E
9 Ella Sadler Andrews Horizon Fitness – prendas W3
10 Dani King Horizon Fitness – prendas W1
11 Penny Rowson Horizon Fitness – prendas W2
12 Brit Tate Dirtwheels Cycles W3
13 Racheal Bamford Dirtwheels Cycles W3
14 Deborah Stockley Dirtwheels Cycles W4
15 Eve Dixon Maxgear/Champion Systems RT W2
16 Melissa Bury Maxgear/Champion Systems RT W2
17 JESS ANDERSON Maxgear/Champion Systems RT W3
18 Kara Chesworth For Viored Brookvex W1
19 Gabriella Shaw For Viored Brookvex W2
20 Molly Weaver Halesowen A&CC W2
21 Hayley Edwards Halesowen A&CC W3
22 Katie Noakes inverse racing W3
23 Nicola Juniper inverse racing W1
24 Tamina Oliver Squadra Donne W2
25 Iona Sewell Squadra Donne W2
26 Marianne Britten VC St Raphael W E
27 Sarah Byrne VC St Raphael W2
28 Laura Murray Velocity 44 stirling W2
29 Jane Barr Velocity 44 stirling W2
30 Elinor Barker cardiff Ajax W2
31 Eileen Roe Leslie bikes right move window W2
32 Louise Mahe Mule Bar Girls W2
33 Sarah Smith North Cheshire Clarion W4
34 Jessie Walker RST – Trigon racing team W3
35 Anda-Jay Burgess Sandy Wallace Cycles W2
36 Corrine Hall Team Corridori W1
37 Anne Ewing W2
39 Kate Evans Wolverhampton Wheelers W2

1 Dean Downing Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
2 Ben Greenwood Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
3 Dean Windsor Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
4 Graham Briggs Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
5 James McCallum Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
6 Tom Southam Rapha/Condor/Sharp E
7 Callum Wilkinson Endura Racing E
8 Dave Clarke Endura Racing E
9 Evan Oliphant Endura Racing E
10 Ian Wilkinson Endura Racing E
11 James Moss Endura Racing E
12 Rob Hayles Endura Racing E
13 Ashley Finn – Metaltek E
14 Dale Appleby – Metaltek E
15 Richard Hepworth – Metaltek E
16 Simon Wilson – Metaltek E
17 Stephen Gallagher – Metaltek E
18 Tom Barras – Metaltek E
19 Luke Rowe 100% ME E
20 Joe Kelly 100%ME E
21 Jon Mould 100%ME E
22 Mark Christian 100%ME E
23 Sam Harrison 100%ME E
24 Simon Yates 100%ME E
25 Tom Moses 100%ME E
26 Dexter Gardias Forme Impsport SanLamere 1
27 Robert Orr Forme Impsport SanLamere 2
28 Jack Adams Forme Impsport SanLamere E
29 Will Fox Forme Impsport SanLamere E
30 Alastair Kay Herbalife Wheelbase 1
31 Jack Cutsforth Herbalife Wheelbase 1
32 Andrew Hawdon Herbalife Wheelbase E
33 Simon Baxter Herbalife Wheelbase 1
34 Stuart Reid Herbalife Wheelbase 1
35 Lewis Craven Herbalife Wheelbase 2
36 Stephen Adams Sigma Sport Specialized 1
37 Simon Richardson Sigma Sport Specialized E
38 Steve Lampier Sigma Sport Specialized E
39 Tom Last Sigma Sport Specialized 1
40 Tom Murray Sigma Sport Specialized E
41 Kit Gilham Sigma Sport Specialized E
42 James Millard Team Corley Cycles 1
43 Matthew Higgins Team Corley Cycles 1
44 Jamie Newall Team Corley Cycles 2
45 Michael Smith Team Corley Cycles 2
46 Jake Hales Team Corley Cycles E
47 Roy Chamberlain Team Corley Cycles E
48 Simon Gaywood Team Corley Cycles E
50 Jeroen Janssen TEAM RALEIGH E
56 Calum Nicholson Team Wallis CHH 2
57 James Gullen Team Wallis CHH 1
58 Ben Dean Team Wallis CHH 1
59 Jack Pullar VANILLA BIKES.COM 1
60 Ben Simmons Team Wiggle 1
61 Rudy Botter WSV Emmen E
62 John Hopkinson Aire Valley Cycles R/T 2
63 William Penn Mammoth Lifestyle RT 1
64 Duncan Moralee sportscover 1
65 Chris Sherriffs Team Bglobal 2

1 Andrew Pickering lune rcc 2
2 Andrew Brind-Surch VC st rapheal 2
3 Bill Nickson Bill Nickson Cycles RT 2
5 Daniel Davies Team wallis cycles 2
6 Francis Pilkington Bill Nickson Cycles RT 2
7 GARY ADAMSON science in sport 2
8 Graham Payne Whitfield RT 2
9 James Claydon SPORT CITY VELO 2
10 Johnny Ratcliffe Team JD Cycles Ilkley 2
11 Julian Pearson Teamwallis CHH RT 2
12 Matt Jones New Brighton 2
13 Milan Sihelsky kuota gsg spinergy 2
14 Robert Ormrod Manchester Wheelers 2
15 Roy Pearson Ribble Valley CRC 2
16 Tom Dalton bill nickson cycles 2
17 Tom Armstrong 2
18 William Worrall TRCC Cycle Mart Continental 2
19 Chris Southworth Leigh Premier RC 3
20 James Warren Bill Nickson Cycles RT 3
21 Sam Dobson Lune RCC 3
22 Tom Mazzone Team Microgaming Isle Of Man 3
23 Carwyn Henson ystwyth cc 4
24 Lee Carter ribble valley crc 4
25 Mark Stockley Dirtwheels Cycles 4
26 Stephen Biddulph Born to Bike 4
27 Fabio Close Velocity Race Team YA(disp)
28 Jack Sadler Herbalife /Wheelbase YA(disp)
29 Matthew Flynn Velocity 3-in-1 CNP YA(disp)


1 Aaron Adamson bolton hot wheels Youth A boy
2 Ashley Clitheroe Red Rose Olympic Youth A boy
3 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Rhos on Sea CC Youth A boy
4 Fabio Close Velocity Race Team Youth A boy
5 Gabriel Cullaigh Aire Valley RT Youth A boy
6 HENRY HUNTER Southport cc Youth A boy
7 Jack King Langdale lightweights RT Youth A boy
8 Jack Robinson seamons cc Youth A boy
9 Jack Sadler Herbalife wheelbase Youth A boy
10 Jacob Peatfield Bolton Hot Wheels CC Youth A boy
11 Joe Westwood Red Rose Olympic Youth A boy
12 Levi Moody pedalsport cc Youth A boy
13 Lewis Garrity Base2Race Youth A boy
14 Matt Gibson Warrington Road Club Youth A boy
15 Matt Flynn Velocity 3-in -1 CNP Youth A boy
16 Mitchell Cross Youth A boy
17 Samuel Pickering Chipping Muddies Youth A boy
18 Scott Davies TRCC Youth A boy

71 Fabian Brennan Salt Ayre Cog Set Youth B boy
72 James Ireson Wolverhampton Wheelers Youth B boy
73 Joey Walker RST racing team – trigon Youth B boy
74 Joseph Peatfield Bolton Hot Wheels CC Youth B boy
75 Ryan Ellison Eastlands Velo Youth B boy
76 Ryan Phillips Wolverhampton Wheelers Youth B boy
77 Seth Waterman KCA Youth B boy
78 Thomas Figgins Bolton Hot Wheels Youth B boy
79 Tomos Owens mid shropshire wheelers Youth B boy
91 Caitlin Flynn Salt Ayre Cog Set Youth B girl
92 Eleanor Dickinson Beacon Wheelers Youth B girl
93 Ffion James Abergavenny RC Youth B girl
94 Henrietta Colborne Beacon Wheelers Youth B girl
95 Joely Side Bolton Hot Wheels Youth B girl
96 Martha Gill Bolton Hot Wheels Youth B girl
97 Rosa Martin BYCA Youth B girl
98 Harmonie Waterman KCA Youth B girl

41 Adam Riley Salt ayre Youth C
42 Alistair Leivers BYCA Youth C
43 Andrew Hathaway Bolton Hot Wheels cc Youth C
44 Corinne Side Bolton Hot Wheels Youth C
45 Dexter Sparrow BYCA Youth C
46 Mason Hollyman KCA Youth C
47 Megan James Abergavenny RC Youth C
48 Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle Youth C
49 Samuel Rathbone EASTLANDS VELO Youth C
50 Solomon Kerfoot-Robson Rhos on Sea CC Youth C
51 Thomas Humphrey Wakefield Junior Triathlon Youth C
52 Tiras Waterman KCA Youth C
53 Tomos Owens mid shropshire wheelers Youth C
54 Tyla Loftus Salt Ayre Cog Set Youth C

41 Adam Riley Salt ayre Youth C
42 Alistair Leivers BYCA Youth C
43 Andrew Hathaway Bolton Hot Wheels cc Youth C
44 Corinne Side Bolton Hot Wheels Youth C
45 Dexter Sparrow BYCA Youth C
46 Mason Hollyman KCA Youth C
47 Megan James Abergavenny RC Youth C
48 Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle Youth C
49 Samuel Rathbone EASTLANDS VELO Youth C
50 Solomon Kerfoot-Robson Rhos on Sea CC Youth C
51 Thomas Humphrey Wakefield Junior Triathlon Youth C
52 Tiras Waterman KCA Youth C
53 Tomos Owens mid shropshire wheelers Youth C
54 Tyla Loftus Salt Ayre Cog Set Youth C