Report/Results: Imperial Winter Series Jan 18


Carpenter goes it alone to win the latest round of the Imperial Winter Series (Race 8) on Saturday, 18th January

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A welcome return to a bright sunny day with a fresh rising wind.

A full field in the 4th cats kicked the day off with Alan Nixon (Amersham RCC) and Christophe De Belder (VC10) attacking early on, but the main bunch remained tight.

Several other attempts came including a strong but vociferous drive by eventual winner Robin Mould clearly setting out his intentions; the London Dynamo squad continue to control from the front, but a lone (unintended?) attack from Rob Mosley (Thames Velo) strung the field out before another attack by Dynamo rider Alexander Evangelidis calmed things down.

In the closing stages of the 50 minute race there were further flurries by James Spackman (London Dynamo) and team mate Mark Davison but in the sprint Robin Mould (Velosport Racing Team) took a clear win with time to raise his hands off the bars, annoying the Commissaire in the process! John Freeman and Alex Woods followed him in with Chris Jubb just missing the podium.

Jennifer Crouch of London Dynamo wins the Imperial Cycles random prize and can look forward to her bike having a thorough spruce up at Imperial Cycles in Isleworth!


The E/1/2/3 Race took on a new complexion with dominant force Jake Martin away on a Winter training camp but the start remained fast with WyndaMilla’s Patron, Henry Furniss starting the action cheered on by Nasima fresh from finishing the previous race.

The riders causing the acceleration – Graham Crow (Twickenham CC), Mike Brewer (London Dynamo), James Norris (High Wycombe RT) and Robert Seeley (Brixton CC) lined things out but the strength of Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven), Lawrence Carpenter (Catford Equipe Banks) and Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands) was clear.

It very quickly changed with a decisive action from Crow and Furniss who moved away and steadily built a decent lead. Carpenter saw the danger and moved across to the duo, seemingly with ease, and although at one stage the gap diminished to a few seconds following pressure from the group, it eventually fizzled out.

With 6 laps to go Carpenter stepped it up a notch to leave Crow and Furniss to consolidate their efforts for the podium. Crow finished in a hard earned 2nd with Furniss 3rd. Norris won a tight sprint for 4th narrowly beating Townsend and Vince Halpern.

Next race (9 of 11) Saturday 25th January 2014. All the 4th Cat races are fully booked for the rest of the series.

All race information


E/1/2/3 cat race
1st Lawrence Carpenter Catford Equipe Banks 1
2nd Graham Crow Twickenham cc 2
3rd Henry Furniss WyndyMilla 3
4th James Norris High Wycombe CC 2
5th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 2
6th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1
7th Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe 2
8th Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 2
9th Robert Seeley Brixton CC 3
10th Andy Colsell High Wycombe CC 3
11th Jacek Reder Unattached 2
12th Oliver Bates Welwyn Wheelers 3
13th Lee Desborough St Ives CC 2
14th Dominic Gabellini RCCC 2
15th Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 2
16th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2
17th Michael Skipsey Tmg horizon 2
18th Angelo Christides Unattached 3
19th Tom Sefton Palmer Park Velo RT 3J
20th Greg Wiltshire Kingston Wheelers 2
21st Graeme York Twickenham CC 3
22nd Neil Heffernan Inverse – Cycling Components RT 3
23rd Kevin Argent Sigma Sport La Fuga 3
24th Andrew Lowe Team MK 3
25th Phil Holloway southend wheelers 2
26th Alistair Gurney Rapha Condor CC 3
27th Ralph Keeler Cambridge CC 3
28th Jacob Nicholson Medway Velo 2
29th Jon Shillingford Unattached 3
30th James Bradley Twickenham CC 3
31st Anna Marie Hughes Bike Pure-LeMond-Aspire Velotech 2w
32nd Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit 3
33rd Neil J Fraser Stevenage cc 3
34th Will Houghton Hillingdon CC 3
35th Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3
36th Alvaro Alves Da Cunha Unattached 3
37th Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon 3
38th Adam Thompson Reading CC 3
39th Dan Moseley Prestige Velo Club 3
40th Damien Lodge Imperial Racing Team 3
41st James Archibald GS Henley 3
42nd Scott Shepherd London Dynamo 3
43rd Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 2
44th Mike Sanders Unattached 3
45th Jason Wood London Dynamo 3
46th Justin Lord G.S. Henley 3
47th William McAvock London Dynamo 3
48th Mike Brewer London Dynamo 3
49th Andrew Wright High Wycombe 3
50th Alex Jump Dulwich Paragon 3
51st Gavin Spiers GS Henley 3
52nd Patrick Hayes Victoria/Ciclos 3
53rd James Waters G.S. Henley 3
54th Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles 3
55th Vaughan Luff Unattached 3
56th Kieran Woods Charlotteville CC 3
57th Clemence Copie Mule bar Girl / s 1w

4th cat race
1st Robin Mould Velosport Racing Team 4
2nd Jon Freeman Unattached 4
3rd Alex Woods Unattached 4
4th Chris Jubb Unattached 4
5th Jason Braund Imperial College CC 4
6th Huw Dymond Reading. CC 4
7th Ed Everett Unattached 4
8th Robert Mosley Thames Velo 4
9th Andrew Weighill Unattached 4
10th Harry Bunnell Kingston Wheelers 4
11th Ben Skelton London Dynamo 4
12th Ben Nichol Amersham RCC 4
13th Nathan Sweeney London Dynamo 4
14th Mark Davison London Dynamo 4
15th Karl Twomey Brixton Cycles 4
16th Alexander Evangelidis London Dynamo 4
17th Neil Kerr Twickenham CC 4
18th Steven Pellowe Hounslow District Wheelers 4
19th Alberto Battaglia Dulwich paragon CC 4
20th Scott Michaels Southampton University RC 4
21st Jennifer Crouch London Dynamo 3w
22nd Rupert Baker London Dynamo 4
23rd Akis Kollaros London Dynamo 4
24th Tom Simpson Brixton Cycles 4
25th Ian Murray VC10 4
26th Stefano Dall’aglio Unattached 4
27th James Spackman London Dynamo 4
28th Alan Nixon Amersham RCC 4
29th Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead CC 4
30th Neil Grunshaw KIngston Wheelers CC 4
31st Elwyn Powell Twickenham CC 4
32nd Ross Lindsay Unattached 4
33rd Tim Childs Westerley CC 4
34th Miles Rice hounslow wheelers 4
35th Michael Woodland Team Dassi 4
36th Matthew O’Connor Odiham CC 4
37th Andrew Goulding Hounslow & District Wlrs 4
38th Calvin Tucker Southgate CC 4
39th Shane Townsend Westerley CC 4
40th Christophe De Belder VC10 4
41st James Gray London Dynamo 4
42nd Mark Stock Farnborough & Camberley CC 4
43rd Phil Hutchinson Amersham RCC 4
44th Clarice Chung Twickenham 4
45th Anastasia Welsh Thames Velo 3w
46th Chole Weller Norwood Paragon 4
47th Jon Saunders Charlotteville CC 4
48th David Jack Loveman Verulam CC 4J
49th Nasima Siddiqui WyndyMilla 4
50th Lucas Edwards Thames Velo 4
51st Eng-Jon Ong Charlotteville CC 4
52nd Elizabeth Dunne Wyndy Milla 4w
53rd Sasha Quarrington zappis ladies team 4
54th Keith Loveman Verulam CC 4
55th David Shelton Kingston Wheelers cc 4
56th Nic Stagg Hounslow and district wheelers 4
57th James Gregory Wyndy Milla 4
58th Harriet Hollis Imperial Racing Team 4w
59th Amir Eshtehardi Finsbury Park CC 4

Series Leader Board after 8 rounds (Best of 9)
1st Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 1230
2nd Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT 1000
3rd Josh Jones Cambridge University CC 950
4th James Norris High Wycombe CC 920
5th Jerzy Kuzminski High Wycombe CC 680
6th Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 650
7th Lawrence Carpenter Catford Equipe Banks 580
8th Jacek Reder Unattached 570
9th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 530
10th Phil Holloway southend wheelers 460
11th Joshua Mitchell Bicester Millenium 450
12th Graham Crow Twickenham CC 420
13th Tyler Lemmon Medway Velo 370
14th Sam Humpheson Look mum no hands! 300
14th Si Cox NFTO 300
16th James Bradley Twickenham CC 240
17th Jacob Nicholson Medway Velo 230
18th Ben Sumner Beeline Bikes RT 200
19th Dominic Gabellini Rapha Condor 200
20th Oliver Bates Welwyn wheelers 190


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