Report/Full Results: Imperial Winter Series Week 2


Ben Sumner, Graeme York & Ian Phillips winners at week 2 of the 2012/13 Imperial Winter Series at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on December 8th

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On a perfect Winter afternoon there was another full entry for the 4th cat race with slightly more modest fields for both 3rd and E/1/2/3 category races.

In the 4th cat race, the Neon-Digital Prime kicked things off after 22 minutes of racing; this helped split the field with Ben Smithers, taking it from Philip Hann and Ian Phillips. This was after Stevenage team mates Sab Knoll and Neil Fraser had broken clear. In the finale it came down to a very tidy bunch finish with Ian Phillips, holding off James Bird (unattached) from James Coleman, (Cadence RT). The random prize was awarded to 10th place finisher James Walsby (Catford CC) who will ‘go faster’ courtesy of a WyndyMilla cycle fitting at their Manor Farm Cycle Centre.

The 3rd cat race action was a little disappointing. There were individual efforts but they were brought back immediately by the main group. Greg Wiltshire (Kingston Wheelers) won the Neon-Digital Prime from Ed Rose (Progression/bikelux) and Andrew Strong (unattached) but this did little to break up the main group. In the group sprint Graham York (Twickenham CC) just got the verdict from Jacek Redar (twice 2nd now!) with Greg Wiltshire featuring again in 3rd. The Maxifuel random prize is awarded to 22nd place finisher Melissa Brand (Pretorius Bikes) who receives a Maxifuel rucksack comprising of Viperactive energy fuel, gels and bottles.

The E/1/2/3 race was a complete contrast and with much at stake for the overall win, the attacking started very early with Connall Yates (InGear Quickvit Trainsharp) riding away alone. It was a bold and courageous move by the Trainsharp rider and he showed total commitment.

Another totally committed ride was by Ben Sumner (Beeline RT) who broke away from the main group and clawed his way up to Yates. Yates took the Neon-Digital Prime and they worked well together until 5 km to go when Yates’s earlier efforts told and Sumner moved clear on Doug’s climb.

It got even more thrilling with 2 km to go when through the efforts of James Norris (High Wycombe CC), Vince Halpern (Handsling) and Richard Prebble (Node4-Giordana Racing) the gap closed to 15 seconds. Prebble showed his strength and class to catch Yates, but Sumner was home first for a brilliant win. To his credit Prebble seemed to hold back allowing Yates a thoroughly deserved second place.

Alan Strang (Dulwich Paragon) led in Norris and Halpern, with Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands!) filling the next few places in the top ten. A first class circuit race, worthy of its status.

Race 3, 15th December | 4th Cats 13:00 | E/1/2/3 14:10 | 3rd Cats 14:11

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Elite/1/2/3/ Race 2
1st Ben Sumner Beeline RT 200
2nd Conall Yates InGear Quickvit Trainsharp 150
3rd Richard Prebble Node4-Giordana Racing 130
4th Alan Strang Dulwich Paragon 120
5th James Norris High Wycombe CC 110
6th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 100
7th Jo Skelton Look mum no hands! 90
8th George Withers AW Cycles 80
9th Tony Gibb Metaltek – Scott 70
10th Stuart Harvey Ultimate Fitness 60
11th Daniel Tamplin Aylesbury CC 50
12th Jerzy Kuzminski London Phoenix 40
13th Matt Carden Team Quest 30
14th Rupert Beale Beeline RT 20
15th Nick Beale Beeline RT 10
16th Barny Willard InGear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
17th Kristian Woolf Prestige Velo Club
18th Robin Basford Wyndymilla
19th Paul Carr Club Corley Cycles
20th Paul Mcgrath North Road CC
21st Harry Franklin Hargrove Cycles
22nd Paul Holdsworth Hounslow & Dist Whlrs
23rd Chris Grange Hemel Hempstead
24th Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon CC
25th William Hunt Army Cycling Union
26th Graham Crow Twickenham cc
27th Jerry Collingwood Portsmouth North End CC
28th Paul Bennett West Drayton
29th Martin Garratt London Dynamo
30th Sam Humpheson Look Mum No Hands!
31st Colin Bailey North Road CC

1st Conall Yates
2nd Ben Sumner
3rd Jerry Collingwood

3rd Cat Race 2
1st Graeme York Twickenham CC 200
2nd Jacek Reder unattached 150
3rd Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers 130
4th Andy Colsell High Wycombe CC 120
5th Steve Atkinson Southdowns Bikes 110
6th Ed Rose progression/bikelux 100
7th Simon Oxenham VC10 90
8th Luke Taylor Kingston Wheelers 80
9th James Di Rico high wycombe cc 70
10th Kevin Argent La Fuga/ Sigma Sport 60
11th Charles Sanders Cadence RT 50
12th Alex Osborne High Wycombe CC 40
13th Alex Toghill Twickenham CC 30
14th Paul Moore Kingston Wheelers CC 20
15th Andrew Wright High Wycombe 10
16th Neil Wass TMG Horizon RT
17th James Roberts Amersham RCC
18th Brian Hennessey Redhill CC
19th Andrew Strong unattached
20th Will Houghton Hillingdon CC
21st Richard Rose Bikelux Progression
22nd Melissa Brand Pretorius Bikes
23rd Susan Freeburn In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT
24th Karla Boddy High Wycombe CC
25th Peter Hudson unattached
26th Shaun O’Hara Essex Roads
27th Abigail Dentus Welwyn Wheelers CC
28th Doug Bruce Oxford University CC
29th Andrew Granger Twickenham CC
30th Chris Campbell London Dynamo
31st Mark O’Brien Archer RC
32nd Monica Dapolenza WyndyMilla
33rd Clemence Copie High Wycombe CC
34th Angus Winter Twickenham CC
35th Andy Fowkes Thames Velo
36th Nick Franzini London Dynamo
37th Joel Lewis Arbis-Colbert
38th Simon Parton Kingston Wheelers
39th Wayne Thomas G.S. Henley
40th Ray Wilson London Dynamo

1st Greg Wiltshire
2nd Ed Rose
3rd Andrew Strong

4th Cat Race 2
1st Ian Phillips unattached
2nd James Bird unattached
3rd James Coleman Cadence RT
4th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC
5th Alexander Donaldson London Dynamo
6th Ben Smithers unattached
7th Ellis Dudley Ashwell CC
8th Cyprien Brochard London Phoenix
9th Ed Everett unattached
10th James Walsby Catford CC
11th Edmund Fowles unattached
12th Bob Hobson VC10
13th Ian O’Sullivan Kingston Wheelers
14th Neil Fraser Stevenage CC
15th Scott Shepherd London Dynamo
16th Alvaro Alves Da Cunha unattached
17th Daniel Hills Imperial College Cycling Club
18th Alex Milne unattached
19th James Bower unattached
20th Ewan Tuohy Catford Cycling Club
21st Trevor Roberts Brighton Mitre
22nd Ben Voller Twickenham CC
23rd Jack Devlin Kingston Wheelers
24th Josh Day Imperial College
25th Mark Rochester unattached
26th Luke Samuel OUCC
27th Ron Walls London Dynamo
28th Martin Williams Sky Velo
29th James McCarthy Twickenham CC
30th Jason Snell Thames Turbo
31st William McAvock London Dynamo
32nd Adrian Dawe Sky velo
33rd Sam Williamson Hemel Hempstead CC
34th Tim Childs Weskesley CC
35th Andrew Rollason Sky Velo
36th David Morgan Charlotteville CC
37th Shane Townsend Westerley CC
38th Sebastian Kroll Stevenage CC
39th Jonathan Fowles VC Walcot
40th Matthew Evans London Dynamo
41st Tom Simpson Dulwich Paragon CC
42nd Oren Peleg Regents Park Rouleurs
43rd Jorge Alberzoni London Dynamo
44th Matthew Kimber unattached
45th Philip Han unattached
46th James Waddington Dulwich Paragon
47th Peter Blencowe Imperial College CC
48th Andrew Deans London Dynamo
49th Graham Austin East St
50th Giles Porter London Dynamo
51st Andres Roldan London Dynamo
52nd Anthony Steaman Crawley Wheelers
53rd Daren Austin Twickenham CC
54th Matthew Tolhurst G.S. Henley
55th Adam Daniel unattached
56th Peter Cornwall unattached

Neon Velo PRIME
1st Ben Smithers
2nd Alex Tinsley
3rd Philip Han


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