Report/Full Results: Imperial Winter Series 2012/13


Report and full results from week 11 of the 2012/2013 Imperial Winter Series held at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on February 2nd

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A cold icy wind blew from the north down the finishing straight making the sprint for the Primes and finish line fast and furious. The 4th Cat race started with High Wycombe’s Sam Williamson stringing the 50 strong peloton out, helped by Barney Edwards (London Dynamo) before Steve James (High Wycombe) attacked on his own.

He missed the Prime which was taken by Alex Niven from Will Greig (SW Rouleurs) and Scott Shepherd (London Dynamo). A crash after the finish line disrupted the main group with 6 km to go, soon after David Beckett (London Dynamo) attacked and hearing the bell could with luck have won on his own, but with the wind against him on the climbs, he was caught.

It was prime winner Niven taking a well-deserved win from Greig and Darryl Bates-Brownsword (Zappi’s Cycling Club) taking third. The random prize is awarded to 9th place finisher Alvaro Alves Da Cunhawho will ‘go faster’ courtesy of a WyndyMilla cycle fitting at their Manor Farm Cycle Centre.

Third Cats
As a result of the earlier crash the 3rd Cats and Elite races were neutralised in order to keep all the riders warm as they rode around at tempo speed for 20 minutes. The presence of Sean Yates (3rd cat?!!) on the start line created a buzz and he was most welcome, and we believe he enjoyed the atmosphere of racing again.

It was a lively start with attacks by Jacek Reder and Alex Tinsley (Twickenham CC) and closer to the Neon Velo prime there were more attacks from Theo Doncaster (CC Ashwell), Chris Yates (East Grinstead CC), but the Prime was taken by William Goulbourne (Team V-Sprint Racing) with Doncaster second and Greg Wiltshire (Kingston Wheelers) third.

From then it was full on to the finish with Adam Stone (Velosport) taking off on his own and looking like a lone winner; it was a very brave effort with the wind conditions against him, however, somehow he was caught by Goulbourne who took advantage of the downhill section with the wind and rode past Stone for the win.

Graham Crow (Twickenham CC) produced a powerful sprint for a well-deserved third place from his team mate Tinsley who just kept out Sean Yates (In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp) for 4th place. The Maxifuel random prize is awarded to 21st place finisher Giles Porter (London Dynamo) who receives a Maxifuel rucksack comprising of Viperactive energy fuel, gels and bottles.

The Elite entry was slightly up on previous weeks and after the neutralised period all the riders were pleased to start racing, the race duration being reduced slightly to 55 mins plus 5 laps. There was a welcome return to the circuit by Dante Carpenter (Pedal Heaven RT) who said his steady winter training and general fitness had returned and he wanted a good workout before next week’s first road race of the season, the Perfs Pedal.

He certainly started well and rode off the front for 8 km; returning Peter Wager (Felt Colbourne) was very attentive and tried to bridge the gap but Connall Yates (InGear Quickvit Trainsharp) brought the peloton across to them. Matthew Bone (I-Team Cyclists’ Club) also got involved in the action.

It continued in the same vein for the next 15 km with further attacks by Yates, Wager and Carpenter before the prime was taken by Jamie Pine (Pedal Heaven RT) from Yates and James Locker (Team V Sprint). Richard Prebble (Node4-Giordana Racing) was trying hard at the front along with Allan Ridler (Pedal Heaven RT), who then attacked. Something had to give in the cold and windy conditions and a break formed with the peloton fragmenting into three groups.

Leaders Robert Willcocks (RAF CC), Ridler and Carpenter were joined by Yates, Wager and then Prebble to form the break which looked under the conditions that they would stay together to the finish. Carpenter clearly had other ideas and opened a gap. It was a brilliant and brave effort and with his two team mates in the break controlling the pace he stayed away for a magnificent lone win.

Pine had to work very hard to hold off Willcocks for second place, Yates was fourth, Ridler fifth, Wager sixth with Prebble getting slightly distanced with 2 km to the finish but he held on for 7th place from a fast closing in main group. Phil Holloway (Southend Wheelers) and Matt Carden (Team Quest) rolled in the group after some concerted efforts to move away before the sprint. Recently promoted Ken Buckley (AW Cycles) finished well 8th with series contenders Tom Smith (Felt-Colbornes RT) and Vince Halpern (Handsling Racing) in 9th and 11th place respectively.

Next week’s series prizes will be presented by Tony Doyle MBE our most successful 6-day rider and multiple World and European track champion.

All race information @

Race 11 photos available @ by Lucy Collins (imperial racing team)

Elite 1/2/3
1st Dante Carpenter Pedal Heaven RT
2nd Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT
3rd Robert Willcocks Royal Air Force CC
4th Conall Yates InGear Quickvit Trainsharp
5th Allan Ridler Pedal Heaven RT
6th Pete Wager Felt-Colbornes RT
7th Richard Prebble Node4-Giordana Racing
8th Ken Buckley AW Cycles
9th Tom Smith Felt-Colbornes RT
10th Mark Smith Welwyn Wheelers
11th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing
12th James Norris High Wycombe CC
13th Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe CC
14th Steve Atkinson Southdowns Bikes CC
15th James Locker Team V-Sprint Racing
16th Simon Oxenham VC10
17th Matt Tibbutt Wightlink,LCM Systems Cycle RT
18th Cameron Foster club corley cycles
19th Stuart Williams Reading CC
20th Daniel Tamplin Aylesbury CC
21st Keiran Dineen Amersham RCC
22nd Jonathan Dredge London Dynamo
23rd Martin Garratt London Dynamo
24th Chris Grange Hemel Hempstead
25th Robin Basford Wyndymilla
26th Duncan Rimmer Morden CRC
27th Paul Holdsworth Hounslow & District Wlrs
28th Mario Manelfi asl360
29th Matthew Bone I-Team Cyclists’ Club
30th Phil Holloway southend wheelers
31st Matt Carden Team Quest

Neon-velo prime
1st Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT
2nd Conall Yates InGear Quickvit Trainsharp
3rd James Locker Team V-Sprint Racing

Category 3
1st William Goulbourne Team V-Sprint Racing
2nd Adam Stone Velosport
3rd Graham Crow Twickenham cc
4th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC
5th Sean Yates In Gear Quickvit Trainsharp
6th Alexander Donaldson London Dynamo
7th Joshua Jones Cambridge Uni CC
8th Jacek Reder unattached
9th Theo Doncaster CC Ashwell
10th Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers
11th Neil Heffernan Inverse CyClaim RT
12th Ed Rose progression/bikelux
13th Peter Hudson unattached
14th Cameron Woolsey CC Ashwell
15th Mike Saunders team corridori
16th Desmond Gayler Kenton Road Club
17th Alex Osborne High Wycombe CC
18th Luke Souter Banbury Star CC
19th Gavin Francis London Dynamo
20th Chris Yates East Grinstead CC
21st Giles Porter London Dynamo
22nd Alex Toghill Twickenham CC
23rd Graeme York Twickenham CC
24th Abigail Dentus Welwyn Wheelers CC
25th Jonathan Chapman CC Ashwell
26th Russell Jones Unattached
27th Chris Campbell London Dynamo
28th Leo Lerner vo2 Development Team
29th Andrew Harvey Kingston Wheelers
30th Andrew Stronge unattached
31st Ben Mountford Red Kite Cycles
32nd Mark O’Brien Archer RC
33rd Clemence Copie High Wycombe CC
34th Neil Wass TMG Horizon RT
35th Wayne Thomas G.S. HENLEY
36th Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millennium CC
37th Nick Franzini London Dynamo
38th Bryn Davies CC Ashwell
39th Henry Dawson Prestige Velo Club
40th William Mcavock London Dynamo
41st James Walsby Catford CC
42nd Anna-Marie Hughes Prestige VC
43rd Kevin Argent La Fuga/ Sigma Sport

Neon-velo prime
1st William Goulbourne Team V-Sprint Racing
2nd Theo Doncaster CC Ashwell
3rd Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers

4th Cats
1st Alex Niven unattached
2nd Will Greig SWRouleurs
3rd Darryl Bates-Brownsword Zappi
4th Damien Lodge unattached
5th Alistair Gurney Unattached
6th Barney Edwards London Dynamo
7th Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit
8th Sam Williamson Hemel Hempstead CC
9th Alvaro Alves Da Cunha unattached
10th Zachary Bredemear Dulwich Paragon CC
11th Graham Austin East St
12th Ian O’Sullivan Kingston Wheelers
13th Rick Gradidge SWRouleurs
14th Simon Potter unattached
15th Michael Coomber ICycle Cycling Club
16th Sam Owen London Dynamo
17th Peter Blencowe Imperial College CC
18th Elwyn Powell Twickenham CC
19th Michael Gates Kingston Wheelers
20th Matthew Evans London Dynamo
21st Steve James High Wycombe CC
22nd Thomas Gibb Imperial College CC
23rd James Claxton Twickenham CC
24th Carlisle King Imperial College CC
25th Maxim Chambers London Dynamo
26th Edward Cox Imperial College CC
27th Adrian Lowery Dulwich Paragon CC
28th Josh Blacker London Dynamo
29th Tim Childs Westerley CC
30th David Beckett London Dynamo
31st Any Gilbert unattached
32nd Andrew Deans London Dynamo
33rd Martin Williams Sky Velo
34th James Rapinac London Dynamo
35th Sean Bradley Team Trisports
36th Matthew Kimber unattached
37th Sean Bathe-Taylor Pearson CC
38th Paul O’Kane unattached
39th Scott Shepherd London Dynamo
40th Ben Goldsworthy unattached
41st Jon Shillingford unattached
42nd Matthew Wyatt unattached
43rd Catriona Ross PSUK CRT / WDMBC
44th Harriet Hollis Aylesbury CC

Neon-velo prime
1st Alex Niven unattached
2nd Will Greig SWRouleurs
3rd Scott Shepherd London Dynamo

1st Conall Yates InGear Quickvit Trainsharp 51 unbeatable
2nd Jerry Collingwood Portsmouth North End CC 21
3rd Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT 20
4th Tony Gibb Metaltek – Scott 14
5th James Locker Team V-Sprint Racing 14

1st Neil Wass TMG Horizon RT 51 unbeatable
2nd Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers 38
3rd Simon Oxenham VC10 15
4th Ed Rose progression/bikelux 14
5th William Goulbourne Team V-Sprint Racing 10

1st Scott Shepherd London Dynamo 24
2nd Alex Niven unattached 20
3rd Giles Porter London Dynamo 18
4th William McAvock London Dynamo 14
5th Chris Carter La Fuga – Sigma Sport 14
6th Alex Milne unattached 14

Series Leader Board

E/1/2/3 Best of 9 rounds after 11
1st Tony Gibb Metaltek – Scott 1220 unbeatable
2nd Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1020
3rd Tom Smith Felt-Colbornes RT 1010
4th Phil Holloway southend wheelers 720
5th Conall Yates InGear Quickvit Trainsharp 670
6th Jerzy Kuzminski London Phoenix 540
7th Steve Golla High Wycombe RT 440
8th Robert Willcocks Royal Air Force CC 420
9th Alan Strang Dulwich Paragon 400
10th Matt Carden Team Quest 390
11th Jo Skelton Look mum no hands! 390
12th Daniel Tamplin Aylesbury CC 370
13th Ben Sumner Beeline Bikes RT 350
14th James Norris High Wycombe CC 330
15th James Locker Team V-Sprint Racing 300

3rds Best of 9 rounds after 11
1st Ken Buckley AW Cycles 880
2nd Steve Atkinson Southdowns Bikes CC 860
3rd Jacek Reder unattached 840
4th Simon Oxenham VC10 810
5th Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers 810
6th Ed Rose progression/bikelux 590
7th Graham Crow Twickenham cc 510
8th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 500
9th Neil Wass TMG Horizon RT 360
10th Alex Toghill Twickenham CC 270
11th James Di Rico high wycombe cc 260
12th Jake Coward Rapha Condor CC 250
12th Graeme York Twickenham CC 250
14th Gavin Francis London Dynamo 250
15th James Blackburn Twickenham CC

















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