Result: Imperial Winter Series Race 9

Latest results from the ninth round of the Imperial Winter Series at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on 21st January 2012

After a lull the week before for week 8, the strong westerly wind returned to play a big part in the 9th race of the winter series.

Despite the conditions several riders had the confidence to force a change in the outcome including noteworthy efforts from Joel Lewis (Kettering CC), Ethan Lee (Solihull CC), George Fox (45 RC) who went alone later in the 40km race as did Peter Mollison (Kingston Wheelers). Lee’s effort was rewarded with a fine 2nd place just being beaten by Stuart Williams (Reading CC) with Jordan O’Neill (unattached) in 3rd. The WyndyMilla 4th cat random prize is awarded to 36th place Adrian Crothall (GS Avanti) who can look forward to a WyndyMilla ‘go faster’ cycle fitting at their Manor Farm Cycle Centre in Seale.

After an early attack from Andrew Harvey (Kingston Wheelers) a group of 9 established themselves mid-way through the 3rd’s race. This group splintered over the last laps with Jack Reder (unattached) beating consistent performer Werner Van Der Merwe (MarathonMTB) with Daniel Stevens (Neon-Digital) in 3rd place followed by Ben Wimpory (Sydenham Wheelers) holding off Angelo Christides and Jason Gardiner (Kingston Wheelers). Second place Werner Van Der Merwe also wins the Maxifuel random prize and receives a Maxifuel rucksack comprising Viperactive energy fuel, gels and bottles.

Winter Series Photos by Guy Swarbrick (

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The Elite1/2/3 race started off in typically frenetic fashion with the series contenders watching each other and that combined with the wind resulted in a selection of the front group of 9. Only one rider Jerzy Kuzminski (London Phoenix) slipped back, and finally after 25 km the group settled down with both Ben and Chris Moores (Norwood Paragon), Steve Golla (High Wycombe RT), Andy Betts and Tom Smith (both Felt Colbornes RT), Jamie Pine (London Dynamo), Rory Townsend (Prestige VC) and Jason Edwards (GB MSTina) eventually lapping the field.

Unfortunately Pete Wager (Felt-Colbornes RT) had mechanical trouble, missed the move and later retired. The peloton comprised riders fighting for a wheel to shelter from the wind and others intent on salvaging the remaining placings; consequently many groups formed particularly George Farrell (Welwyn Wheelers), Harry Franklin (Hargrove Cycles) who finished on their own for 9th and 10th. The next group of 7 was lead in by Vince Halpern (Handsling Racing) pursued by Steve Legg (Police Sport UK) who soloed for the last 8km to finish 18th.

More pictures from Antony Edmonds

The sprint for 1st place was dominated by in form Pine although Tom Smith attempted to break the pattern with 3 km to go attacking with Chris Moores; Smith recovered to take 2nd holding off Ben Moores a few lengths clear of Golla, Townsend, Betts and Chris Moores with   Edwards completing the octet.

Next race : Saturday 28th January 2012 4th Cat & 3rd Cat start @ 13:00 with the E123 @ 14:15

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1st  Jamie Pine London Dynamo
2nd  Tom Smith Felt Colbornes RT
3rd  Ben Moores Norwood Paragon
4th  Steve Golla High Wycombe rt
5th  Rory Townsend Prestige VC
6th  Andy Betts Felt Colbornes RT
7th  Chris Moores Norwood Paragon
8th  Jason Edwards GB MSTina
9th  George Farrell Welwyn Wheelers
10th  Harry Franklin Hargrove Cycles
11th  Vincent Halpern Handsling Racing
12th  Frazier Carr AW Cycles
13th  Christian Yates East Grinstead CC
14th  Tom Kruger 45 Road Club
15th  Phil Holloway Southend Wheelers
16th  Jerzy Kuzminski London Phoenix
17th  Matthew Carden Team Quest
18th  Steve Legg Police Sport UK
19th  Tony Lock Elite Cycling
20th  Peter Cole Handslingracing
21st  Samuel Gilzean Welwyn Wheelers
22nd  Kieran Dineen Amersham RCC
23rd  Simon Whiten Handsling Racing
24th  Cameron Foster Zappi’s CC
25th  Drew Holmes VO2 Development Team
26th  Cosmo Kedros WyndyMilla
27th  Robin Basford WyndyMilla
28th  Sean Sumner St Ives CC
29th  Harry Strudley
30th  Geoff Powell High Wycombe CC
31st  Martin Garratt London Dynamo
32nd  Rudie Marais La Fuga/Sigma Sport
33rd  Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles
34th  Harold Evans VO2 Development Team
35th  Alex Pantelides VO2 Development Team
36th  Dominic Gabellini Rapha Condor
37th  Paul Bennett unattached
38th  Monica Dapolenza WyndyMilla
39th  Joshua Swords Pedal Heaven RT

E123 Series Leaders Board

1st  Jamie Pine London Dynamo  1470
2nd  Steve Golla High Wycombe  1180
3rd  Rory Townsend Prestige VC  920
4th  Pete Wager Felt-Colbornes RT  800
5th  Conall Yates InGear Quickvit RT  660
6th  Andy Betts Felt Colbornes RT  490
7th  Vincent Halpern Handsling Racing  430
8th  Adam Brittain High Wycombe CC  420
9th  Peter Cole Handslingracing  390
10th  Tom Smith Felt Colbornes  380
11th  Chris Moores Norwood Paragon  370
12th  Jerone Walters VC St Raphael  330
13th  Phil Holloway Southend Wheelers  320
14th  Arjan Planting Dulwhich Paragon  300
15th  James Norris High Wycombe CC  240
16th  Jerzy Kuzminski London Phoenix  210
17th  Matthew Carden Team Quest  200
18th  Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands!  190
19th  Henry Furniss WyndyMilla/MaxiFuel  160
20th  Steve Legg Police Sport UK  160

3rd cats
1st  Jacek Reder unattached
2nd  Werner Van Der Merwe
3rd  Daniel Stevens
4th  Ben Wimpory Sydenham Wheelers
5th  Angelo Christides unattached
6th  Jason Gardiner Kingston Wheelers
7th  Daniel Tamplin Aylesbury Cycling Club
8th  James Walker High Wycombe CC
9th  George Withers AW Cycles
10th  Fabio Amati unattached
11th  Jamie Francis London Dynamo
12th  Phil Dempsey Aprire Bicycles
13th  Rune Sanbeck Nilsson London Dynamo
14th  Stephen Morrell Aylesbury CC
15th  Peter Hudson Durham University – AURA Cycles
16th  Alex Toghill Twickenham CC
17th  Brian Blease Dulwich Paragon
18th  Marc Townsend
19th  Lubomir Belak Welwyn Wheelers
20th  Tom Smith CC Hackney
21st  Edmond Irwin london fire brigade CC
22nd  Nigel Burns St Ives CC
23rd  Gareth Adams Cadence RT
24th  Joe Clark High Wycombe CC
25th  Michael Widera ViVelo-bikes/Inverse CyClaim RT
26th  John-Paul Brophy
27th  Vaughan Luff Team De Ver / Neovite
28th  Duncan Rimmer Morden CRC
29th  Mark Northover Cycle Studio
30th  Tim Benham WyndyMilla
31st  Mark O’Brien Archer RC
32nd  Nick Franzini London Dynamo
33rd  Chris Campbell London Dynamo
34th  Adam Buckland
35th  Martin Porter Thames Velo
36th  Gareth Dickinson Farnborough & Camberley CC
37th  Wayne Thomas GS Henley
38th  Lara Nyman University of Birmingham Cycling Club
39th  Emily Barnes Condor Cycles
40th  Sara Gent VO2 Development Team

3rd Cat Series Leaders Board

1st  Angelo Christides unattached  790
2nd  Dominic Clegg Redhill CC  680
3rd  Tim Benham Southampton RC  660
4th  Peter Hudson Durham Uni – AURA Cycles  580
5th  Werner van der Merwe  570
6th  Jacek Reder unattached  550
7th  Daniel Stevens  530
8th  Mark Northover The Cycle Studio  500
9th  Rob Sharland Kingston Wheelers  350
10th  Ashley Dennis Prestige VC  320
11th  Joe Holloway VC10  290
12th  Stuart Jackson Bath Road Club  290
13th  Alex Toghill Twickenham CC  290
14th  Stephen Morrell Aylesbury CC  280
15th  Vaughan Luff Team De Ver / Neovite  250
16th  Dave McMullen GWR Team  220
17th  Peter Giddings unattached  220
18th  Jason Gardiner Kingston Wheelers  220
19th  Ben Wimpory Sydenham Wheelers  210
20th  Iain Palmer Twickenham CC  200

4th cats
1st  Stuart Williams Reading CC
2nd  Ethan Lee Solihull CC
3rd  Jordan O’Neill unattached
4th  Luke Farren Brighton Mitre
5th  Stephen Ralston London Dynamo/Prologue
6th  George Fox 45 Road Club
7th  Peter Mollison Kingston Wheelers
8th  Matthew Franklin Bristol Road Club
9th  Russell Jones Team Matador
10th  Adam Capes London Dynamo
11th  Benjamin Hall Bristol RC
12th  Doug Bruce Oxford University CC
13th  Nicholas Griffiths Kingston Wheelers
14th  Jorge da Silva Gonçalves Willesden CC
15th  Graeme York Twickenham CC
16th  Stuart Smith High Wycombe
17th  Kevin Argent unattached
18th  George Lancaster unattached
19th  Andrew Kennard unattached
20th  Paul Batchelor Charlotteville CC
21st  Mark Duncan VC Meudon
22nd  Joel Draper Brighton Mitre CC
23rd  Richard Mathie Imperial College Cycling Club
24th  Justin Costley Cycling Club Hackney
25th  Simon Pemberton London Phoenix CC
26th  Mark Grigg Cult Racing
27th  Alan Nixon Amersham RCC
28th  Andrew Clare London Dynamo
29th  James Roberts Amersham
30th  Andrew Wright La Fuga/Sigmasport
31st  Jon Train unattached
32nd  James Turton High Wycombe Cycle Club
33rd  Andrew Deans london dynamo
34th  Paul Morrissey High Wycombe CC
35th  Josh Monger kettering cc
36th  Adrian Crothall GS Avanti
37th  Michael Clancy Dulwich Paragon
38th  Joel Lewis Kettering CC
39th  Ken Creighton unattached
40th  Mark Oliver Rapha Condor CC
41st  Richard Carrington London Dynamo
42nd  Jack Sawyer Bristol RC

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