Rider Chat – Ryedale GP Post Race Reactions


Talking to Tom Moses, Peter Williams and Steve Lampier after the brutal Ryedale Grand Prix on Sunday

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Rider Chat – Ryedale GP Post Race Reactions

Tom Moses (JLT Condor) 2nd: “This is the hardest Premier Calendar and I always thought I could do a good ride round here but have never actually finished round here it’s that hard! So I’m happy but also pretty gutted not to win!”


“I thought I had it with two k to go and had a big enough gap and then 300 metres to go, I was completely dead and that drag just kills you off and those speed bumps, you hit them and go even slower! I looked round and saw Bibby was getting to me so quick, I knew he’d catch me.”

“We saved the race early on bringing the break back. It was risky putting all the lads on the front because there was only me left at the finish and I was really outnumbered in the group. We came through here with a lap to go and NFTO were setting a good pace all the way to the climb and then it was a solid pace until there were only seven or eight of us left and then we all had a few goes to get away on our own over the top”.

“Then, it all came together with around 4k to go and Pete Williams and Steve Lampier attacked and went across and I went straight over the top of them with about 3k to go and got a good gap straight away. I just went flat out and it just wasn’t enough.”


Peter Williams (One Pro Cycling) “I’ll take it (third) as I didn’t feel great all day to be honest. I didn’t want to leave it to the end because I didn’t feel great so I had a go on the descent to try and use the other guys to close the gap. When Bibby went, I was hoping Erick was going to close it but he didn’t so I’m happy to make the podium”.

“This race gets to you because you are consistently pushing on the pedals and by the end, everyone’s legs are going. It doesn’t have an out and out selective bit, it’s just consistently tough all day”.

“Marcin (Bioloblocki) was going really well and in the move early on and he kept on following moves and that took the pressure off us but I think he ran out of legs by the end. That was a shame because it would have been nice to help Marcin out at the end. He told me on the last lap though he wasn’t going to have the legs so I had to dig deep and try and pull something out of the bag.”


“All the other lads were up there too which shows how strong the team is so we’re going forward now as we have some big races coming up and everyone is on form. I had a little mini break after the Durham Tour Series when I got a bit ill and so far have just been doing local crits near me and taking it easy. I haven’t done masses of training but am doing a little more now for the end of the year and the Tour of Britain hopefully”.


Steve Lampier (Raleigh GAC): “The first few laps were quite steady after JLT missed the move. They were riding a soft tempo and NFTO, Madison and us just sat behind waiting to hit them. It all kicked off on the small laps and moves would go and come back. It was weird how it would all come back together. I got away with Moses one lap and we were driving it hard but it all came back together.”

“The last lap was brutal though. Dale (Appleby, NFTO) did a big turn to the bottom of the climb for Dunbar (NFTO) and then Bibby (NFTO) hit us at the top so I jumped on his wheel and I think seven of us got away. Then four k to go, my teammate Karol attacked, real good attack, and I thought he’s got this as I wasn’t going to chase but then Marcin came back and pulled him back”.


“Then there was a stalling of the action so I went over the top and they chased me and then Moses went and no-one really made an effort to chase Moses straight away.”

Steve has won the series for the very prestigious Star Trophy with two rounds to go. He has 152 points, 62 points clear of Ian Bibby and with two single day races to go with 30 points for each one, he has won as far as I can see (I stand to be corrected!)

Steve though is still very hungry for a round win and the next one is Abergavenny where he was second a few years ago. In the meantime, there’s RideLondon where he won the KoM competition last year.

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