Report/Results: Imperial Winter Series 2013/2014


Another win for Jake Martin at the Imperial Winter Series (Hillingdon) but series leader Vince Halpern holds on to top spot

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Race 4 Saturday 28th December 2013

Saturday provided a fine respite from the previous week’s cold and rain with a fine clear day and little wind for the 4th round of the series.

This week saw the return of the Ladies GoRace event and as it doesn’t take a big field to make a race, the extra space and a bit more parity in abilities provided the chance for everyone to gain group racing experience.

Despite a few attacks it came down to a long sprint starting on Doug’s climb which split the group with Patricia Keegan (London Dynamo) getting the better of Gemma Atkinson with Clarice Chung (Twickenham CC) in third place and Andrea Parish (Camel Valley) in fourth. Smiles and enjoyment pretty much all round! Hopefully we will see some of these riders in the E1234 event on New Year’s Day.

The 4th cat. race was notable for several lone attacks towards the end of the 40 minutes, from Chris Tomsett (Southampton Unit RC), Ollie Blagdon (High Wycombe CC) and Ewan Evans (Dorking CC) but in the end it came down to a mad dash for the line with David McNeill (London Dynamo), winning from Robert Seeley (Brixton CC) and another Dynamo, Graeme Weeks in 3rd place.

Steven Pellowe (Hounslow & District Wheelers) wins the Imperial Cycles random prize and can look forward to his bike seeing in the New Year in fine fettle!

The E123 race started when Jake Martin (Pedal Heaven) attacked off the line stringing the whole field out. A select chase group formed with Ben Sumner (Beeline RT), Graham Crow (Twickenham CC), Jerzy Kuzminski (High Wycombe), Rolandas Razgauskis (La Fuga), Josh Jones (Cambridge Uni CC), Phil Holloway (Southampton Wheelers) and Martin’s team mate Rory Townsend but uncharacteristically it all came to a slightly bizarre sudden halt on the top bend before the finish with some riders tumbling and this disrupted the break with perhaps decisively Sumner failing to re-start.

Martin got going again very quickly and push hard but a reported nose bleed(?) caused him to slow and then recover; once he got up to speed again his lead extended to another convincing lone win, with the rest of the main group resigned to fight for second place.

They weren’t giving up though and Crow, James Norris (High Wycombe CC) and Andy Lack (Kingston Wheelers) all stretched things out with James Leach (Imperial RT) and team mate George Kirkin pulling hard on the front in the finale, but in the final 200 metres it came down to a fierce sprint with Vince Halpern (Handsling) holding his form to just keep Kuzminski, Norris, Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven) and Josh Jones (Cambridge University CC) at bay, taking valuable series points: it could all be down to Monica – no pressure!

The 3rd cats were edged out of the top 10 this week with Callum Oliver (Rapha Condor) taking max BC points followed by Duncan Rimmer (Morden CRC) and Ralph Keeler (Cambridge CC); all gained good series points.
Next race Wednesday 1st January [New Years Day] Check start times
then Saturday 4th January

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1st Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT E 200
2nd Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1 190
3rd Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe 2 180
4th James Norris High Wycombe CC 2 170
5th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven RT 2 160
6th Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 2 150
7th Jacek Reder Unattached 2 140
8th Dominic Gabellini Rapha Condor 2 130
9th Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 2 120
10th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2 110
11th Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 2 100
12th Rolandas Razgauskis La Fuga 2 80
13th Phil Holloway southend wheelers 2 70
14th Jacob Nicholson Medway Velo 2
15th Graham Crow Twickenham cc 2
16th Michael Skipsey Tmg horizon 2
17th Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 2

3rd cat race
Place No. Club Cat Series points
1st Callum Oliver Rapha Condor CC 3J 90
2nd Duncan Rimmer Morden CRC 3 60
3rd Ralph Keeler Cambridge CC 3 50
4th Michael Coomber iCycle 3 40
5th Ian Baynes TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3 30
6th Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3 20
7th Neil Heffernan Inverse – Cycling Components RT 3 10
8th Mike Brewer London Dynamo 3
9th Angelo Christides Unattached 3
10th Tom Sefton Palmer Park Velo RT A+disp
11th Mike Sanders Unattached 3
12th Alvaro Alves Da Cunha Unattached 3
13th Kevin Argent Sigma Sport La Fuga 3
14th Alex Pettett Cadence Performance 3
15th Dan Moseley Prestige Velo Club 3
16th Mike Brewer London Dynamo 3
17th Mike Knight VC Meudon 3
18th Justin Lord G.S. Henley 3
19th Andy Lack Kingston Wheelers 3
20th Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles 3
21st George Kirkin Imperial Racing Team 3
22nd James Lyon Unattached 3
23rd James Leach Imperial Racing Team 3
24th Andrew Wright High Wycombe 3
25th Laura Cheesman Prestige Velo 3
26th Will Sloper Cambridge Uni CC 3
27th Martin Porter Thames Velo 3
28th James Bradley Twickenham CC 3

4th cat race
Place No. Club Cat
1st David McNeill London Dynamo 4
2nd Robert Seeley Brixton CC 4
3rd Graeme Weeks London Dynamo 4
4th Harry Bunnell Kingston Wheelers 4
5th Sam Alison Singular Cycles 4
6th Amir Eshtehardi Finsbury Park CC 4
7th Adam Thompson Reading CC 4
8th Robin Mould Velosport CC 4
9th Samuel Andrew Kingston Whls CC 4
10th Chris Tomsett Southampton University RC 4
11th Steven Pellowe Hounslow District Wheelers 4
12th Markus Noe-Nordberg London Dynamo 4
13th Tim Childs Westerley CC 4
14th Christopher Hezelgrave CC Hackney 4
15th Jon Overman 45 Road Club 4
16th Miles Rice hounslow wheelers 4
17th James Spackman London Dynamo 4
18th Jan Marzec London Dynamo 4
19th Kurt Austin Cowley Road Condors 4
20th Ewan Evans Dorking CC 4
21st James Gray London Dynamo 4
22nd Akis Kollaros London Dynamo 4
23rd Alan Nixon Amersham RCC 4
24th Phil Barella Kingston Wheelers CC 4
25th Claude Autrey London Dynamo 4
26th Ben Nichol Amersham RCC 4
27th Clark Anderson Thames Velo 4
28th Richard Moss WyndyMilla 4
29th Huw Dymond Reading. CC 4
30th Jon Smiles Kingston Wheelers 4
31st Philip Mosley Thames Velo 4
32nd Shane Townsend Westerley CC 4
33rd Ian Mcnally Westerley CC 4
34th Hans Stiles Kingston wheelers CC 4
35th Andrew Deans GPM10 Cycling 4
36th James Rapinac London Dynamo 4
37th Massimo Saetta British Long 4
38th Calvin Tucker Southgate CC 4
39th David Jack Loveman Verulam CC 4
40th Richard Leslie Unattached 4
41st John Bland London Dynamo 4
42nd Keith Loveman Verulam CC 4
43rd Andrew Goulding Hounslow & District Wlrs 4
44th Harriet Hollis Unattached 4w
45th Alan Bruce Unattached 4
46th David Trotter Lancaster CC 4
47th Ollie Blagden HWCC 4
48th Samuel Dickinson Unattached 4

Overall Series Leader Board
1st Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 710
2nd Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT 600
3rd Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 490
4th James Norris High Wycombe CC 480
5th Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 470
6th Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe 450
7th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven RT 370
8th Phil Holloway southend wheelers 310
9th Sam Humpheson Look mum no hands! 300
10th Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 270
11th Jacek Reder Unattached 260
12th Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 240
13th Ben Sumner Beeline Bikes RT 200
14th Lawrence Carpenter Catford Equipe Banks 190
15th Dominic Clegg Redhill CC 180
16th Alexander King GPM10 Cycling 170
17th Adam Capes Finchley Racing Team 150
17th Ralph de Kanter Norwood Paragon CC 150
19th James Bradley Twickenham CC 140
20th Dominic Gabellini Rapha Condor 130
20th Simon Barnes London Dynamo 130

Overall Go-Race Series Leader Board
1st Clarice Chung Twickenham 170
2nd Patricia Keegan London Dynamo 100
3rd Sarah Odell Boom 100
4th Gem Atkinson unattached 90
5th Nasima Siddiqui WyndyMilla 90


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