Startlist – Vericool Circuit of the Fens


Top teams all entered for the Vericool Circuit of the Fens on July 27 including latest winner in the National Series, Russell Downing

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Startlist – Vericool Circuit of the Fens

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The date for the Vericool Circuit of the Fens, 27th July is fast approaching. The Vericool Circuit of the Fens offers the non-climbers a chance to get their hands in the air with not a single mountain nor even a solitary hill to cause the rouleur even a modicum of grief during possibly the longest UK domestic race in 2014 at some 210km.

Entered for the race are all the usual suspects including last years winner, Marcin Bialoblocki who will wear number 1. Winner of last weekend’s Velo29 Altura Stockton GP Road Race, Russell Downing, is entered along with Adam Blythe and Hugh Wilson who was 7th at Stockton and is suited to these type of courses.

Alex Peters, who was second at Stockton, is entered for Madison Genesis with a group of other possible winners in their line up. This is almost a home race for Metaltek Kuota who were the only team to get two riders in the break at Stockton and those riders, Rhys Lloyd and Adam Martin will be joined by former WorldTour pro Dan Fleeman. Pedal Heaven again send a squad and they were impressive in the way they brought back a very strong break at Stockton.

Rapha Condor JLT of course send a great squad including Chris Opie who won the bunch kick at Stockton and Richard Handley who made the break. Raleigh have entered a strong line up of riders and will be looking to get back on top after a mixed weekend where they won the Friday night crit but lucked out on the Sunday. Finally, no team back up didn’t stop Bioracer kitted out Russell Hampton making his mark at Stockton where he took across Russell Downing to the leaders and then sprinted in third behind Downing and Alex Peters.

The Fens

Pancake flat  but prone to the ever present winds across the Fens calls on the riders’ skills at riding in echelon formation, something that the Dutch and Flemish riders seem born to. Both races will be starting from the centre of Whittlesey, the ‘Elites’ at 12 noon and the ‘Amateur’ support race (for 2/3 categories) soon after.


The route for this year sees a few changes from 2013. The first two laps will still be over reasonably good roads but the extended circuit after Ramsey Forty Foot will incorporate a stretch of single track along Puddock Road that will benefit those at the head of the race.

Similarly the front runners will again reap the benefit along Wype Drove, a broken concrete, narrow farm road leading back into Whittlesey. The drove won’t be quite as intimidating as last year as anxious local councillors arranged for some re-surfacing.

A watchful eye and bike handling skills will also be called into play on the approach to the village of Coates. Whilst not seeking to emulate the ‘CiCLE’ race with numerous off-road sections, the organisers have also included a stretch of non-metalled National Byway to avoid a fast junction onto the A605.

The finale will be played out over a revised four mile finishing circuit, again incorporating some narrow stretches to aid the leaders. The survivors will pass six times through the finish before the seeing the chequered flag. The local communities in both Whittlesey and the nearby village of Benwick enthusiastically supported the races last year and both groups are again very much involved in preparations for the events.

The racing is part of the Whittlesey Cycling Weekend. A range of sportives onganised by “Wheels in Wheels” and supported by the Raleigh Road Show and Shimano will be taking place on the Saturday, followed by Fenland District Council’s ManorFest music festival from 3pm through until 11pm.

On the Sunday, live music will be performed throughout the afternoon in Whittlesey Town Centre, along will other events, whilst Benwick residents are putting on a range of complementary events in their village.

Race HQ for both events will be the Sir Harry Smith Community College, Eastrea Road, Whittlesy, PE7 1XB. See race website for more details:

Elite Race Start Sheet
1 Marcin Bialoblocki Velosure – Giordana RT Elite
2 Thomas Bustard Velosure – Giordana RT Elite
3 Matt Cronshaw Velosure – Giordana RT Elite
4 Nathan Edmondson Velosure – Giordana RT 2nd
5 Steve Lampier Velosure – Giordana RT Elite
6 Brad Morgan Velosure – Giordana RT 2nd
7 James Moss Velosure – Giordana RT 1st
8 Robert Partridge Velosure – Giordana RT Elite
9 Michael Cripps Army Cycling Union 2nd
10 Ian Tosh Army Cycling Union 2nd
11 Russell Hampton Athlonsport – Cloud Nine Telecom 1st
12 Declan Byrne Baguet-MIBA Poorten Indulek CT 1st
13 BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
14 BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
15 BH-Solidor-WAM Youth
16 Ben Davis BH-Solidor-WAM Youth 1st
17 George Fowler BH-Solidor-WAM Youth 1st
18 Bevan Humphreys BH-Solidor-WAM Youth 1st
19 Martin Smith BH-Solidor-WAM Youth Elite
20 Lawrence Carpenter Catford CC Equipe/Banks 1st
21 Harry Franklin Catford CC Equipe/Banks 1st
22 Harry Godding Catford CC Equipe/Banks 1st
23 Henry Latimer Catford CC Equipe/Banks 1st
24 James Walsby Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2nd
25 Michael Ashurst Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear Elite
26 Sebastian Baylis Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear 1st
27 Dillon Byrne Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear Elite
28 Jordan Hargreaves Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear 2nd
29 Benjamin Kellett Champion System/Club Roost/Maxgear 1st
30 Jake Tanner Christina Watches – Kuma 2nd
31 Kieran Brady City Cycle 1st
32 Justin Hoy Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT Elite
33 Richard Mardle Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT 1st
34 Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT 2nd
35 Hamish Graham Green Jersey RT 2nd
36 Steven Burke HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team 1st
37 James King HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team Elite
38 James Sampson HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team 1st
39 Jacob Scott HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team 1st
40 Peter Williams HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team Elite
41 Jake Womersley HARIBO Beacon Cycling Team 1st
42 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis Elite
43 Peter Hawkins Madison Genesis 1st
44 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis Elite
45 Dominic Jelfs Madison Genesis 2nd
46 Mike Northey Madison Genesis Elite
47 Alex Peters Madison Genesis Elite
48 Chris Snook Madison Genesis 2nd
49 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis Elite
50 William Bjergfelt Metaltek KUOTA RT Elite
51 Dan Fleeman Metaltek KUOTA RT Elite
52 Dexter Gardias Metaltek KUOTA RT 1st
53 Rhys Lloyd Metaltek KUOTA RT 1st
54 Adam Martin Metaltek KUOTA RT 2nd
55 Zachery May Metaltek KUOTA RT 2nd
56 Robert Orr Metaltek KUOTA RT 1st
57 Joshua Green Neon-Velo Cycling Team 1st
58 Alex Minting Neon-Velo Cycling Team 1st
59 Dale Appleby NFTO Elite
60 Adam Blythe NFTO Elite
61 Russell Downing NFTO Elite
62 Joshua Hunt NFTO 1st
63 James Lewis NFTO 1st
64 James Lowsley- Williams NFTO 1st
65 Sam William NFTO
66 Hugh Wilson NFTO Elite
67 Cameron Fraser Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 2nd
68 George Gori Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 1st
69 Symon Lewis Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 1st
70 Tony Lock Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 1st
71 Craig McLean Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 2nd
72 Francis Cade Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT Elite
73 Ander Christenson Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
74 Jake Martin Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT Elite
75 Robert McCarthy Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 1st
76 Robert Moore Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
77 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT
78 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven Colbornes RT 2nd
79 Graham Briggs Rapha Condor JLT Elite
80 Felix English Rapha Condor JLT Elite
81 Luke Grivell- Mellor Rapha Condor JLT 2nd
82 Richard Handley Rapha Condor JLT Elite
83 Kristian House Rapha Condor JLT Elite
84 Thomas Moses Rapha Condor JLT Elite
85 Chris Opie Rapha Condor JLT Elite
86 Elliott Porter Rapha Condor JLT 1st
87 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT Elite
88 Lloyd Chapman Richardsons-Trek RT 1st
89 Andrew Hastings Richardsons-Trek RT Elite
90 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT Elite
91 Owen Lake Richardsons-Trek RT 1st
92 Luke Ryan Richardsons-Trek RT Elite
93 Wouter Sybrandy Sigma 1st
94 Matthew Butt Speg – Project 51 2nd
95 Andrew Hale Speg – Project 51 2nd
96 Jamie Caldwell Starley Primal Pro Cycling Elite
97 Will Fox Starley Primal Pro Cycling Elite
98 David Lines Starley Primal Pro Cycling 1st
99 Hefin Price Starley Primal Pro Cycling 1st
100 Jack Pullar Starley Primal Pro Cycling Elite
101 George Pym Starley Primal Pro Cycling Elite
102 Tom Neale Team Corley Cycles Elite
103 Jonathan Shuster Team Corley Cycles 1st
104 George Atkins Team Raleigh Elite
105 Yanto Barker Team Raleigh Elite
106 Mark Christian Team Raleigh 1st
107 Evan Oliphant Team Raleigh Elite
108 Joseph Perrett Team Raleigh Elite
109 Liam Stones Team Raleigh Elite
110 Ian Wilkinson Team Raleigh Elite
111 Henry Hunter Teamwallis CHH Racing Team 1st
112 Thomas Bowering VC Meudon 2nd
113 Tom Barras Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite
114 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD 1st
115 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD 2nd
116 Matthew Clarke Wheelbase Altura MGD 1st
117 Andrew Coupe Wheelbase Altura MGD 1st
118 Simon Wilson Wheelbase Altura MGD Elite
119 Billy-Joe Whenman Zannata Cycling Team 1st
120 Matthieu Boule
121 George Richardson 2nd
122 John Tanner 2nd

Support Race Start Sheet
1 George Fox 45 Road Club 2nd
2 Paul Rothe 45 Road Club 3rd
3 Stuart Travis 45 Road Club 2nd
4 Mick Bath API – Metrow/Essex Utilities 3rd
5 Robert Fletcher Arbis – Colbert Cycles RT 2nd
6 Richard Stanton Arbis – Colbert Cycles RT 3rd
7 Ian Cullen Army Cycling Union 3rd
8 David Warwick Autostrasse Porsche RT 2nd
9 Paul Wright Autostrasse Porsche RT 2nd
10 Ken Buckley AW Cycles 2nd
11 Peter Nicholls Bio Cadenza RT 2nd
12 Ross Simmons Bio Cadenza RT 2nd
13 William Scott Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
14 James Stewart Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
15 Edward Watkiss Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
16 Stewart Wilson Bonito Squadra Corse 2nd
17 Jason Burrill Bourne Whls CC 2nd
18 Andrew Sanders Braintree Velo Cycle Racing Club 2nd
19 Edward Farnell Cambridge CC 3rd
20 Toby Parnell Cambridge CC 2nd
21 David Mclean Cambridge University RT – Hunter Gibson –
22 Grant Venter CC London 3rd
23 Ian Watson CC London 3rd
24 Jonathan Pool Chelmer CC 3rd
25 Michael Rostoft Chelmer CC 3rd
26 Thomas Brazier Chester RC 2nd
27 Mike Smith Colchester Rovers CC 2nd
28 Carmelo Luggeri Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 3rd
29 Anthony Morris Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 2nd
30 Neil Murphy Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 3rd
31 William Smith Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 2nd
32 Tom Trimble Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA) 3rd
33 Keir Apperley Cycling Club Hackney 2nd
34 Benjamin Brown Cycling Club Hackney 3rd
35 Thomas Dean Eagle RC 3rd
36 Thomas Beasley East London Vélo 2nd
37 Wayne Crombie East London Vélo 2nd
38 Chris Herring East London Vélo 3rd
39 David Langlands Fenland Clarion CC 3rd
40 Adam Capes Finchley Racing Team 2nd
41 Vince Divine Finchley Racing Team 2nd
42 George Georgallides Finchley Racing Team 3rd
43 Simon Hime Finchley Racing Team 3rd
44 Stephen Nunn Finchley Racing Team 2nd
45 Andrew Perrin Finchley Racing Team 3rd
46 Mark Smith Finchley Racing Team 2nd
47 Tom Baskaya Finsbury Park CC 3rd
48 Anthony Jarrett Finsbury Park CC 3rd
49 William Hedden Glade CC 3rd
50 William Drury Glendene CC 2nd
51 Craig Nicholls Glendene CC 3rd
52 Henry Robertshaw Glendene CC 3rd
53 John Woyton Glendene CC 2nd
54 Shaun Holbrow Haverhill Cycling Club 3rd
55 Jamie Booth Iceni Velo 3rd
56 Martin Ruepp Iceni Velo 2nd
57 Scott Walford Iceni Velo 3rd
58 Freddy Pett Kings Lynn CC 2nd
59 Duncan Coulter Kinoko Cycles Racing 2nd
60 David Bird London Phoenix CC 2nd
61 Daniel Young Neon-Velo Cycling Team 2nd
62 Mick Ballantyne NFTO Race Club 2nd
63 John Wood NFTO Race Club 2nd
64 Paul Searson Nottingham Clarion CC 2nd
65 Andrew Cartledge Peterborough CC 3rd
66 Matthew Garfield Peterborough CC 2nd
67 Stephen Wood Peterborough CC 3rd
68 James Sale Pro Cycle Hire UK Racing Team 2nd
69 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT 2nd
70 Marcus Gregory RST Racing Team 3rd
71 Jack Burgin St Ives CC 3rd
72 Michael Cowland St Ives CC 2nd
73 Paul Fielding St Ives CC 3rd
74 Rory Havis St Ives CC 2nd
75 Jason Kierman St Ives CC 2nd
76 Gerard Miley St Ives CC 3rd
77 Wayne Tunnah St Neots CC 2nd
78 Nicholas Esser Strada-Sport 2nd
79 Ben Howell Strada-Sport 3rd
80 Harley Matthews Strada-Sport 2nd
81 Mark Westrup Strada-Sport 2nd
82 John French Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe 3rd
83 Matthew Nell Team Jewson-M.I.Racing-Polypipe 2nd
84 Paul Doel Team Quest – The Bike Shop 2nd
85 James Bevan VC Meudon 2nd
86 Thomas Doe VC Norwich 3rd
87 Glyndwr Thomas VC Norwich 2nd
88 Andrew Holmes VC Revolution 3rd
89 Mark Yale VC Revolution 3rd
90 Matthew Carter Velo Schils – Interbike RT 3rd
91 Kevin Jeffries Velo Schils – Interbike RT 3rd
92 John McVey Velo Schils – Interbike RT 3rd
93 Nick Perks Velo Schils – Interbike RT 3rd
94 Matthew Webster VeloVelocity/Risbygate Solicitors 2nd
95 Ben Smith Welwyn Wheelers CC 3rd
96 Matthew Exley 2nd
97 Glenn McMenamin 2nd
98 Jamie Scott WyndyMilla – Reynolds 2nd
99 Rudie Marais 2nd
100 Joseph White 2nd

101 Andy Lyons Richardsons-Trek RT 2nd
102 Oliver Caddy Cambridge CC 3rd
103 Arthur Tye Dulwich Paragon CC 2nd
104 Michael Fuller Team Quest – The Bike Shop 3rd
105 Paul Bennett Bio Cadenza RT 3rd
106 Steve Lovell Bonito Squadra Corse 3rd
107 Henry Peacock Nuun-Sigma Sport-London Race Team 3rd
108 Declan Egan Kingston Whls CC 3rd


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