Preview: Peter Young Memorial Road Race


Olympic champion Ed Clancy heads a strong line-up for the 85 mile Peter Young Memorial this weekend in the South East

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HQ: The Cobham Club, Windsor Road, Chobham, GU24 8LD | Sunday, March 17
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This weekend sees the top riders in Britain spread out among events as far away as Normandy (France), Wales, around England. Raleigh and Rapha Condor JTL have six man teams in the Tour of Normandy while UK Youth will be racing the Legstretchers Memorial to Betty Pharoah Road Races in Wales. With a distinct lack of Premier Calendar events in March, and difficulty getting rides in Europe with so many UCI teams now registered and not enough races for them, the British UCI teams have riders racing around the country including two of them at the Peter Young Memorial.


The 43rd Peter Young Memorial road race sees IG Sigma Sport hitting the race hard with a strong line of seven riders including Wouter Sybrandy who is a second claim member of the promoting club and started his career with the Hounslow. Wouter, who had a bad crash in the Tour of Britain last year, has been in action already in 2013 and on the podium as well as he fights to get back to full fitness. The Dutchman is backed up by the very fast Peter Hawkins, last years winner Andrew Griffiths and the rider who was third in 2012, North East rider James Moss who is based in the South East.

Or, maybe the strong as an Ox Joe Perrett who won so convincingly the North Road Hard Riders time trial will ride away from his rivals? IG Sigma Sport though will face the ‘Mark Cavendish’ of the British road racing scene, Ed Clancy, a double Olympic champion no less. Ed has won two big bunch kicks already this year at the Eddie Soens and last week at the Roy Thame and has shown the same dominant winning style as his former GB Academy teammate Mark Cavendish in the bunch sprints so far this year.


Clancy (above) will have some firepower to back him up as well. Both Felix English and Elliot Porter have been at the sharp end of races this year. Porter winning from a break in the SERRL last weekend and English just behind Clancy in the bunch kicks at Soens and Roy Thame. Whilst RCJ they don’t have the numbers to control the race, they have diverse riders able to come up with a result whether the race ends in a bunch kick or a break.

The Felt/Colbournes/Hargroves Cycles team has the flying doctor Alex Higham leading a strong group of riders including Justin Hoy who is a winning machine during the season and others who are all capable of doing the business for the team. The team has the very experienced Andy Lyons leading it in the south east and confidence is high after the 3rd place by Oli Rossi in the Roy Thame Cup bunch kick. Andy Lyons was third in this event in 2003, 2004 and 2008 and is now a rider manager for the team which also includes Wojciech Szlachta.


Andy Hargroves of the Felt/Colbournes/Hargroves Cycles team on the attack in the Roy Thame Cup last Saturday.

Former pro Ben Luckwell, one of the most experienced riders racing today in Britain is down to ride while the riders in the MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling colours will be looking to fly their teams flag as well with the start of the season proper just over a month away at the CICLE Classic.

The race though also sees many individual riders looking to make their mark against the might of the ‘name’ teams and on the 8.8 mile circuit to be covered 7.5 times followed by a smaller, hilly, finish circuit to be covered six times giving the riders a distance of 85 miles, it is going to be a ‘slug it out’ type event in the finale. It’s that distance that will be telling and a bunch kick is not expected on such a tough circuit but which of the riders on the start sheet will win is anybody’s guess! Those, who in the words of one rider, ‘not burn all their matches’ by the time they hit the finishing circuit will be in the box seat and it’s expected to be quite a race.


Racing the Peter Young Memorial will be Dean Shannon (right) of Twenty3c-Focus bikes who shares a joke with Russell Hampton at the Roy Thame Cup last Saturday.

Start sheet
1. Malcolm Davies, Aprire Bikes
2. Harold Evans Aprire Bicycles
3. Nicholas Wilkinson Aprire Bicycles
4. Richard Wood Arbis – Colbert Cycles RT
5. Mike Wragg Arbis – Colbert Cycles RT
6. Douglas Coleman CC Luton
7. Ashley Cox CC Luton
8. James Fox CC Luton
9. John Peters CC Luton
10. Stephen Bradbury Cycling Team Tomacc
11. Mark Perry Dirtwheels Cycles
12. Mark Perry Dream Cycling
13. Alan Strang Dulwich Paragon CC
14. Andy Betts, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
15. Andy Hargroves, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
16. John Heaton-Armstrong, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
17. Alex Higham, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
18. Justin Hoy, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
19. Richard Mardle, Felt Colbournes Hargroves Cycles
20. Lee Rowe Finchley Racing Team
21. Nigel Stephens Finchley Racing Team
22. Jake Martin Kingsnorth International Whlrs
23. Andy Edwards, Kingston Wheelers
24. Andy Lack Kingston Whls CC
25. Andrew Hastings Finchley Racing Team
26. Jamie Scott MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling
27. Jamie Caldwell MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling
28. Paul Londors MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling
29. Liam Stones MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling
30. Stoko Bussarov Newdales Cycles
31. Tony Lock Nuun – YB – London RT
32. Oliver Rossi,
33. Lewis Atkins, Pedal Heaven
34. Anders Christiansen, Pedal Heaven
35. Tim Elverson, Pedal Heaven
36. Chris McNamara, Pedal Heaven
37. Jamie Pine, Pedal Heaven
38. Allan Ridler, Pedal Heaven
39. Harry Bulstrode Peter Hansford Racing
40. Oliver Davies Planet X
41. Harry Godding PMR@Toachim House
42. James Holland-Leader Prestige Velo Club
43. Symon Lewis Nuun – YB – London RT
44. John McClelland Prestige Velo Club
45. Nick Abraham
46. Stephen Shellard
47. Jason White
48. Phil Starr, python RT
49. Hugh Carthy Rapha Condor JLT
50. Ed Clancy MBE Rapha Condor JLT
51. Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT
52. Felix English Rapha Condor JLT
53. Grant Bayton Ride 24/7
54. Thomas Marshall Ride 24/7
55. Mark Munns Ride 24/7
56. Michael Ward
57. Ben Luckwell Wilier/Live to Ride
58. Mark Baines Spirit Bikes Racing Team
59. Edward Clemens Spirit Bikes Racing Team
60. Christopher Dredge Spirit Bikes Racing Team
61. Simon Henley Team Corley Cycles
62. Jonathan Shuster Team Corley Cycles
63. Michael Smith Team Corley Cycles
64. Roy Chamberlain Team Corley Cycles
65. Wouter Sybrandy, IG Sigma Sport
66. Andrew Griffiths, IG Sigam Sport
67. Jake Hales, IG Sigma Sport
68. Peter Hawkins, IG Sigma Sport
69. Matt Jones, IG Sigma Sport
70. James Moss, IG Sigma Sport
71. Joe Perrett, IG Sigma Sport
72. Andy Lyons
73. David Nichols
74. Adam Norris
75. Luke Ryan
76. Dean Shannon
77. Wojciech Szlachta
78. Gavin Mitchell Twickenham CC
79. Dean Corney, VC Meudon
80. Gavin Morton VC Meudon

1. Matthew Barlow Velo Schils – Interbike RT
2. Lubomir Belak St Ives CC
3. Jules Birks, VC Londres
4. Trevor Burke, Finchley RT
5. Tim Carter Virgin Active
6. Iain Cook VC Londres
7. John Donovan CS Grupetto
8. Daniel Drake VC Deal
9. Steve Dring Team Echelon – Rotor
10. Joshua Green Glendene CC
11. Kev Hardwick Arbis – Colbert Cycles RT
12. Geoffrey Lulham Bikelab
13. Tom Neale Spalding CC
14. Stephen Nunn, Finchley RT
15. Matthew Osbourne, Guernsey
16. David Palmer, Spin Rotor Primal
17. Darrell Pembroke VC Meudon
18. Matthew Tibbutt Wightlink,LCM Systems Cycle RT
19. Michael Williams Dulwich Paragon CC
20. Nigel Williams, Python RT













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