Report/Results – 2012 Super Crit!

The first ever Cycle Show SuperCrit Nocturne was won by Endura Racing’s Ian Bibby who outsprinted Pete Williams after the latter had tried a late attack

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Report - Ian Bibby Wins Cycle Show SuperCrit

The first ever Cycle Show SuperCrit Nocturne was won by Endura Racing’s Ian Bibby who was part of the Tour of Britain winning team with Jon Locke. Bibby narrowly beat Yodel Sprints winner from the Tour of Britain, Pete Williams in a two up sprint.

Ian Bibby just holds off Pete Williams in the first ever SuperCrit

The inaugural SuperCrit Nocturne from the organisers of the Halfords Tour Series and Tour of Britain, was held on Saturday afternoon outside of the halls for the show and had on the start line a very impressive field of well over 60 riders.

Preceded by a Youth race won by Harry Crewe of Derby Mercury, the SuperCrit started in fading light and the riders were soon racing in the dark in front of a sizable crowd. With lot of attacks, the racing was certainly fast and in the sprints for cases of wine, Aussie Richard Lang won the first two and the overall while Graham Briggs and Russell Downing won the others.

The longer the racing went on, the more the breaks started to appear until a group of four escaped with Russell Downing. With only two to go though, they were joined by a further three riders and that was the signal for Pete Williams to attack.

Endura Racing’s Russell Downing leads Tobyn Horton (Raleigh-GAC), Chris Opie (UK Youth) and Pete Williams (Node 4) in the late break

Ian Bibby saw it and was right on it and the two drew clear of the rest and it was Bibby who got the better of Williams while Bibby’s teammate Russell Downing was third.

Afterwards, Bibby said “It was a nice and flowing course and I just floated around in the bunch until the little break went away. I then jumped across to it but then Pete jumped away as soon as I got there and I went after him. I caught him with a lap to go and then lead the sprint out and managed to get it. It was a good fast crit.”

Asked what he is going to do now the road season is over pretty much, he says “I’m going to be doing some cross during the winter. I have entered the first one in Abergavenny in two weeks and will also do the Rapha series. I’ll then have a few weeks off and then do a few more Trophies and then the nationals (Cross champs). I’m going to go for the win at the nationals this year (Ian is a former champion).”

Ian then went on to say he’s still not got a contract for 2013 after not being taken on by the NetApp team which is co sponsored by Endura in 2013. “I’d like to get in a Conti team and tried to get something sorted but I don’t haven’t anything yet which is disappointing.”

“It was amazing being in the team with Jon (Locke) and winning the Tour of Britain. After having had a hard few months at the start of the year, it was a good end to the season. It was amazing being in the team with JT winning it. Helping him was easy when we knew he could do it. The team was so strong this year it was doing something just to get selected.”

Riders line up under the Tour of Britain Gantry for the first ever Supercrit as the light fades.

A good crowd braved the cold but dry conditions under the light of a full moon

It was so dark so thank the organisers for the flood lights used!

Graham Briggs of Raleigh GAC wins a mid race sprint against James Stewart of UK Youth

Richard Lang on his way to winning the Sprints competition and the wine…. lots of wine, Fair dinkum Richard, shouldn’t you have asked for tinnies …

Steve Lampier (IG Sigma Sport) sporting a bloodied nose after a post finish crash into the barriers

With the races VIP ringing the bell into the microphone held by commentator Carl Lawrenson, Pete Williams jumps away

Olympic champion Ed Clancy (Rapha Condor) gets the better of Ian Wilkinson (Endura Racing) for 8th place

The champagne gets sprayed by Russell Downing as the other two lag behind trying to get the corks out… 

Podium for the first SuperCrit, Pete Williams, Ian Bibby and Russell Downing

Harry Crew wins the Youth race solo

L-R: Ryan White 1st Chard Whls (2nd), Matthias Barnet Edinburgh RC  (1st), Charles Page Hillingdon Slipstreamers (3rd)

L-R: Danny Fox (RST/Trigon Racing Team) 3rd; Harry Crew (Derby Mercury RC) 1st; Sean Noon (Edinburgh RC) 2nd


1. Ian Bibby Endura Racing
2. Peter Williams Node4 – Giordana Racing
3. Russell Downing Endura Racing
4. Chris Opie Team UK Youth (UCI Team)
5. Tobyn Horton Team Raleigh – GAC
6. Richard Lang Rapha Condor Sharp
7. Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh – GAC
8. Edward Clancy MBE Rapha Condor Sharp
9. Ian Wilkinson Endura Racing
10. Scott Thwaites Endura Racing
11. Matt Cronshaw Node4 – Giordana Racing
12. Matthew Holmes Team Raleigh – GAC
13. William Bjergfelt Cycle Premier – Kovert
14. Jonathan McEvoy Endura Racing
15. Simon Holt Team Raleigh – GAC
16. Yanto Barker Team UK Youth (UCI Team)
17. Jack Pullar
18. Richard Hepworth Cycle Premier – Kovert
19. James Stewart Team UK Youth (UCI Team)
20. Steve Lampier Team IG – Sigma Sport

21. Liam Holohan, Raleigh GAC
22. Tom Stockdale, Primal Europe
23. James Sampson, Node 4 Giordana
24. Paul Rian, Team Jewson
25. Rob Partridge, Endura Racing
26. Jake Martin, Cycle Premier Kovert
27. Richard Lang, Rapha Condor
28. Jeroen Janssen, Raleigh GAC

Overall Youth
1. Harry Crewe, Derby Mercury
2. Sean Woon, Edinburgh RC
3. Danny Fox, RST Trigon Bikes RT
4. Robert Hogg, 1st Chard Wheelers
5. Mattias Barnett, Edinburgh RC
6. Ryan White, 1st Chard Wheelers
7. James Ellmore, Mid Shropshire Wheelers
8. Charles Page, Hillingdon Slipstreamers
9. Jacob Board, CS Dynamo
10. Fraser Martin, Perth United CC
11. Jack Mattock, One and all
12. Jake Stewart, Solihull CC
13. Keir Lewis, Stratford CC
14. Grant Martin, Discovery Junior CC
15. Rebecca Gray, Lyme RC
16. Thomas Lane, Stratford CC
17. William Turnbull, Tyneside Vagbonds
18. Preslan Dimitra, Solihull CC
19. Joshua Mitchell, Bicester Millennium CC
20. Martin Whyatt Mid Shropshire Wheelers






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