Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series


Tom Hargreaves & Abigail Dentus winners at Round 5 of the Imperial Winter Series at Hillingdon last weekend (17th January)

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Report & Results – Imperial Winter Series

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The Women’s race, with another good field of 22 riders, started with a bang with Imperial Cycles sponsored team Les Filles RT’s Helen Ralston attacking from the off; she immediately made 100m but owing to the quality and experience of the field – Abi Dentus (DeVer Cycles), Clem Copie (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours) and previous winner Detta Guerrini (London Dynamo) – help was needed but it didn’t materialise.

Later on Les Filles RT’s other Helen – McKay – also tried and gained a gap before being dragged back. In the sprint pre-race favourite Dentus took the win with Ralston having enough left to finish a close second. Clem Copie was in third with a still under the weather Guerrini fourth.

The 4th cat race followed a similar pattern and seemed unaffected by the additional 10 minutes required to keep a safe distance between the two fields. Thomas Whately (Paceline RT) lived up to his team’s name but the organisation wasn’t there to support. The race finished in a sprint with a 1-2 for Kingston Wheelers Peter Hair and Nick Davis with Laurence McCall (London Dynamo) in third.

The quality of the field stepped up again this week with Andy Betts (Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT) and Pete Wager (Felt Racing) returning as well as Ben Sumner (Beeline Bikes RT) fresh from his U23 third place in the National CX championships the previous weekend. Sumner attacked early on and immediately opened a gap of 150m and looked strong and although it lined out the field it came back together quickly.

Betts tried a similar move a number of times and these persisted for longer; previous winners Graham Crow (Handsling RT) and Alex Tinsley (Twickenham CC) remained at the front and despite a strong move near the finale from Henry Furniss (WyndyMilla) a sprint was inevitable. Well hidden Tom Hargreaves (London Dynamo) who’s been close all series finally nailed it for the win closely followed by Jo Skelton (Look Mum No Hands!) and Liam Yates (Catford Banks).

E/ 1/ 2 cat race
1st Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 2 200
2nd Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 2 190
3rd Liam Yates Catford Equipe Banks 2 180
4th Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 2 170
5th Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven RT 1 160
6th Tom Smith Handsling RT 2 150
7th Vincent Halpern Handsling RT 1 120
8th Daniel Tamplin High Wycombe CC 2 30
9th Jon Shillingford Thames Velo 2
10th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 2
11th Pete Wager Felt Racing 2
12th Graham Crow Handsling RT 2
13th Ben Sumner Beeline Bikes RT 2
14th Stephen Morrell High Wycombe CC 2
15th Michael Skipsey TMG Horizon Cycling Team 2
16th Andy Betts Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT 1

3rd cat race
1st Adam Thompson Reading CC 3 140
2nd Louis Rose-Davies Hillingdon Slipstreamers A+disp 130
3rd Robin Basford Wyndymilla 3 110
4th Ian Baynes TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3 100
5th Peter Cole Handsling RT 3 90
6th Sam Henning Catford CC 3 80
7th Daniel Marett GS Henley 3 70
8th Gareth Dickinson Farnborough and Camberley CC 3 60
9th Basil Adamo London Phoenix 3 50
10th Amritpal Virdi Norwood Paragon CC 3 40
11th Chris Jubb pearson cc 3 20
12th Dan Brocklebank London Dynamo 3 10
13th James McCoy Dorking CC 3
14th Andy Davies High Wycombe CC 3
15th Ralph De Kanter Norwood Paragon CC 3
16th Alistair Gurney CC Hackney 3
17th Russell Jones Matador 3
18th Ben Thompson SD Racing Team 3
19th Oliver Murgian Hedger 3
20th Riyadh Khamis Personal bike fit 3
21st Andy Self North Hants Road Club 3
22nd James Willerton Dorking Cycling Club 3
23rd Simon Oxenham VC10 3
24th Darryl Green Watford Velo Sports 3
25th Ian Loades ASL Project Racing Team 3
26th Simon Jones GS Henley 3
27th Ewan Evans Dorking CC 3
28th Andrew McCombe NHRC 3
29th Sean Kanagaratnam Dulwich Paragon CC 3
30th Rupert Baker London Dynamo 3
31st Charlie Taylor North Hampshire Road Club 3
32nd Will Ranoe VCGH 3
33rd Rudie Marais Unattached 2
34th Chris Rees Pearson CC 2
35th David Maund Unattached 3
36th Rob Taylor HWCCRT 3
37th Mario Manelfi Blazing Saddles 3
38th Daren Austin Twickenham CC 3
39th Arjan Planting Dulwich Paragon 3
40th Simon Whiten Handsling RT 3
41st Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 3
42nd Cosmo Kedros WyndyMilla 3
43rd Andrew Davis Kingston Wheelers 3
44th Henry Furniss WyndyMilla 3
45th Paul Bennett unattached 3
46th wayne thomas G.S. Henley 3
47th Piers August Wyndymilla 3
48th Neil Kerr Twickenham CC 3

4th cat race
1st Peter Hair Kingston Wheelers 4
2nd Nick Davis Kingston Wheelers CC 4
3rd Laurence McCall London Dynamo 4
4th Grant Woodthorpe Twickenham CC 4
5th Andy Taylor LondonDynamo 4
6th Neil Grunshaw Kingston Wheelers CC 4
7th David Holman VC10 4
8th Alex Elferink Serpentine 4
9th Richard Anderson Twickenham CC 4
10th Andy hancock TCC 4
11th Kenny henning London dynamo 4
12th Rob Saunders Rapha Cycling Club 4
13th Seán Warner Twickenham CC 4
14th Joseph Gillies Twickenham CC 4
15th Neil Shier Eastbourne Rovers CC 4
16th Robert Abbey Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club 4
17th Joseph Clifford Dulwich Paragon 4
18th Samuel Doll Islington CC 4
19th Pete Ganderton Unattached 4
20th markus noe-nordberg Dynamo 4
21st Ben Wrigglesworth G.S Henley 4
22nd mark hughes G.S.Henley 4
23rd Rostin Walker Kingston Wheelers 4
24th Ben Stowe Hemel Hempstead CC 4
25th Akmal Khwaja London Baroudeurs 4
26th Jon Train Westerley CC 4
27th Alan Nixon Amersham RCC 4
28th David Loveman Verulam CC 4
29th Darren Yorston Unattached 4
30th Mark Dury High Wycombe CC 4
31st Ross Millard Unattached 4
32nd Martin Banfield London Dynamo 4
33rd Peter Thomas Unattached 4
34th Amey Gokarn LFGSS 4
35th Jonathan Hobby North Hampshire RC 4
36th Thomas Whatley Paceline RT 4
37th James Rapinac London Dynamo 4
38th Stuart Gillies Twickenham CC 4
39th Elliot Banks Imperial College Cycling Club 4
40th Akis Kollaros London Dynamo 4
41st Kevin Monaghan Wilseden 4
42nd Nick Eisinger Dorking Cycling Club 4
43rd Tom O’Connell London Dynamo 4
44th Nick Clarke Berkhamsted Cycling Club 4
45th Brendon Stead Twickenham CC 4
46th Dominic Thomas Twickenham CC 4
47th Andrew Deans Private Member 4
48th Carlisle King Imperial College Cycling Club 4
49th Sascha Levitt Islington CC 4
50th Pasquale Chionchio The 5th Floor Cycling Club 4

Women’s 123 Cat race
1st Abigail Dentus De Ver Cycles 1 100
2nd Helen Ralston Les Filles RT 2 90
3rd Clemence Copie Pearl Izumi Sports Tour 1 80
4th Detta Guerrini London Dynamo 2 70
5th Anna Marie Hughes Bonito Squadra Corse 2 60
6th Lucy Harper Welwyn Wheelers 2 50
7th Francesca Morgans-Slader Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 2 40
8th Natasha Reddy RP Racing Team 3 30
9th Rachael Cottier London Phoenix 3 20
10th Juliet Milward Zappi’s Race Team 2 10
11th Gabriella Nordin GB 2
12th Tracy Corbett Les Filles 2
13th Lindsey Ackland Zappi Racing Team 2
14th Emma Clarke RP Racing Team 3
15th Catherine Gaskell Redhill CC 3
16th Gabriella Leveridge Unattached 3
17th Claire Richardson Zappi’s Racing Team 3
18th Chloe Weller PMR@ToachtimHouse 2
19th Alice Lethbridge GB Cycles 3
20th Tamala McGee London Phoenix 2
21st Helen McKay Les Filles RT! 2

Overall Series Leader Board E123
1st Tom Hargreaves London Dynamo 800
2nd Jo Skelton Look Mum No Hands! 680
3rd Graham Crow Handsling RT 670
4th Vincent Halpern Handsling racing 670
5th Jerzy Kuzminski London Bicycle Workshop 610
6th Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 600
7th Will Ranoe VCGH 550
8th Laurence Kirby welwyn wheelers 420
9th Adam Thompson Reading CC 410
10th Neil Wass TMG Horizon Cycling Team 360

Overall Series Leader Board Women’s 123
1st Detta Guerrini London Dynamo 170
2nd Clemence Copie Pearl Izumi Sports Tour 160
3rd Anna Marie Hughes Bonito Squadra Corse 130
4th Abigail Dentus De Ver Cycles 100
5th Helen Ralston Les Filles RT 90
5th Rose Osborne Team WNT 90
7th Gabriella Nordin GB 60
8th Alice Lethbridge GB 50
8th Lucy Harper Welwyn Wheelers 50
10th Francesca Morgans-Slader Elitevelo Kalas Sportswear CRT 40

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