Feature Report: Manx International GP


For the first time since 2003, the Premier Calendar returns to the Isle of Man for the Manx International Grand Prix on Sunday – VeloUK is there …

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Live! Manx International GP

Video Interview – Ian Bibby


Winner of two Premier Calendar races in 2015, Ian Bibby of NFTO, was nothing short of superb in riding away from some of the best in the sport to solo to victory in the Manx International. In the Women’s race, Kimberly Ashton did the same, riding to the line alone ahead of the national series winner for the last two years, Nikki Juniper.


Ian Bibby of NFTO was nothing short of superb today, putting time into some very very good bike riders!


Kimberley Ashton came from one island (Jersey) to another to show what a talent she is with a solo win ahead of some very good female racers.

In the Men’s race, the first lap saw the first King of Mountains points being won by Raleigh GAC’s Adria Moreno. A two up break then dominated the race with former Junior National Champion Tristan Robbins of Madison Genesis and Jake Alderman of Saint Piran building up a lead of three minutes plus.

The riders behind however were not going to wait forever to start the fireworks and lap two, there were plenty of sparklers lighting up the race led by the Rocks own Peter Kennaugh.


Two lads made of the Rock, Mark Christian and Peter Kennaugh who were both in the mix today with Kennaugh creating the winning selection before Bibby took flight and no-one could hold him.


Two riders who were smashing it in the Sheffield Tuesday chain gang, Ben Swifth (2nd in Milan San Remo) and Russell Downing. Swifty was third in the race today.

Second time up the main climb and the race was split to pieces. Moreno of Raleigh GAC won the King of the Mountains points chased by James Gullen of Pedal Heaven and Dan Fleeman of Metaltek Kuota.

The climb was certainly sorting out the climbers and near the top, two groups merged to make a leading group of around eighteen riders chased by a strong second group at just under a minute.

The lead group though was never going to stay that big and Peter Kennaugh created a selection from which Ian Bibby and Erick Rowsell, chased by Kennaugh flew off up the mountain. Bibby dug in a bit harder and lost Rowsell and with ten miles from the top of the climb, solo’d to the victory ahead of a solo Erick Rowsell followed in by another solo rider, Ben Swift.

It showed just how tough a race will be with a 12k plus climb along with a lot of other hills to hurt the legs along the way.

In the womens race, Kimberly Ashton, solo’d to a win in that race, well clear of duo Nikki Juniper and Elizabeth Stedman who sprinted it out for second and third.


King of the Mountains Adria Moreno

British Champion Peter Kennaugh

Second – Erik Rowsell of Madison Genesis


Start of the mens race as hundred riders go into battle on closed roads and after a lap of the 37.7 mile course, the race exploded and split to pieces.


Adria Moreno of Raleigh GAC wins the second KoM sprint on his way to winning the overall.


Dan Fleeman of Metaltek Kuota chases James Gullen (Pedal Heaven) and Moreno up the climb the second time up.


Madison Genesis had the numbers in the selection with Tom Stewart, Matt Holmes and Erick Rowsell.


All smiles after the Isle of Man smashfest – L-R, Ben Swifth, Ian Bibby (NFTO) and Erick Rowsell (Madison Genesis)


Adria Moreno of Raleigh GAC gets himself onto the podium, putting the disappointment of the weekend before behind him and getting the KoM jersey in the Manx International


The small women’s field line up after the men have already started.


Twice a winner of the series, Nicola Juniper wins the sprint for second from Elizabeth Stedman


Podium for the Women’s, L-R, Nicola Juniper, Kimberley Ashton and  Elizabeth Stedman


1 Ian Bibby NFTO 04:29:35
2 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis 44
3 Ben Swift Team Sky 01:11
4 Matt Holmes Madison Genesis 01:19
5 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis 01:30
6 Steve Lampier JLT Condor st
7 Pete Kennaugh Team Sky st
8 James Gullen Pedal Heaven st
9 Adria Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC 01:57
10 Adam Kenway Metaltek Kuota Racing Team st
11 Dale Appleby NFTO 03:39
12 Thomas Traviss-Pollard Metaltek Kuota Racing Team st
13 Joe Fry Pedal Heaven 03:50
14 Mark Christian Team Wiggins 03:52
15 Stephen Williams JLT Condor 04:53
16 Thomas Moses JLT Condor 05:14
17 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins 05:28
18 Ryan Perry Metaltek Kuota Racing Team st
19 Dexter Gardias Pedal Heaven 06:24
20 Gruffudd Lewis Madison Genesis st
21 Rhys Lloyd NFTO st
22 Russell Downing JLT Condor 06:52
23 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC st
24 Robert Partridge NFTO st
25 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO 06:55
26 Matthieu Boulo Raleigh GAC 06:58
27 Joel Lewis Wheelbase Altura MGD 09:36
28 Robin Garry Isle of Man Cycling Association 11:05
28 Connor Swift Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield st
28 Conor Dunne JLT Condor st
28 Dan Fleeman Metaltek Kuota Racing Team st
28 Elliott Porter Neon-Velo Cycling Team st
28 Kieran Simcox Neon-Velo Cycling Team st
28 Edmund Bradbury NFTO st
28 Jonathan McEvoy NFTO st
28 Jack Pullar Pedal Heaven st
28 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven st
28 Timothy Home Planet X – Northside Cycling st
28 Steven Lawley Pro Vision Cycle Clothing st
28 Albert Torres Raleigh GAC st
28 Karl Baillie Raleigh GAC st
28 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT st
28 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke Saint Piran st
44 Taylor Gunman Madison Genesis 15:02
45 Peter Barusevicus Wheelbase Altura MGD st
46 Ruari Grant Pro Vision Cycle Clothing st
47 Jeremy Durrin Neon Velo CT st
48 Samuel Harrison Team Wiggins 16:20
49 Jez McCann Richardsons-Trek RT 16:38
50 John Archibald Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 16:59
51 Max Stedman Pedal Heaven 17:10
52 Leon Mazzone Isle of Man Cycling Association 17:14
53 Tom Mazzone Isle of Man Cycling Association
54 Liam Stones NFTO 17:52
55 Oliver Maxwell Neon-Velo Cycling Team 17:56
56 David Lines Wheelbase Altura MGD 18:02

Pinarello King of the Mountains
1 Adria Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC
2 Ian Bibby NFTO
3 Steve Lampier JLT Condor

Crowe Morgan Sprints
1 Ian Bibby NFTO
2 James Gullen Pedal Heaven
3 Thomas Moses JLT Condor
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1 Kimberley Ashton Casp Racing 03:36:57
2 Nicola Juniper Team Ford Ecoboost 01:34
3 Elizabeth Stedman Fusion RT Fierlan st
4 Chanel Mason Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 01:36
5 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Fierlan 03:08
6 Julie Erskine Team Ford Ecoboost 03:39
7 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Fierlan st
8 Angela Hibbs Fusion RT Fierlan 04:06
9 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan st
10 Stephanie Mottram Unattached 05:06
11 Claire Swoboda Starley Racing 05:16
12 Gabriella Leveridge Starley Racing 05:47
13 Claire Mcllwaine CI Women’s Commission Dev Team 07:09
14 Chloe Weller Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) st
15 Hilde Oudman Starley Racing 07:58
16 Karen Poole Team Vertex-pedalpowersport.com 08:36
17 Bethany Crumpton Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C 10:01
18 Charline Joiner Team Ford Ecoboost 10:16
19 Eileen Burns CI Women’s Commission Dev Team 11:57
20 Rebecca Carter Team WNT 12:20

Queen of the Mountains
1 Kimberley Ashton Casp Racing
2 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Fierlan
3 Chanel Mason Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
1 Charline Joiner Team Ford Ecoboost
2 Chanel Mason Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT)
3 Kimberley Ashton Casp Racing


1 Matthew Draper Velocity Globalbike 1:36:31 —
2 Robert Sorby Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:36:31 00:00
3 Nick Corlett Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:36:32 00:01
4 Daniel Curtis Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:36:33 00:02
5 Alex Rockwell Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:37:14 00:43
6 Joe Williams Prologue Racing Team 1:37:16 00:45
7 Jamie Dudley Manx Viking Whls CC 1:37:18 00:47
8 Gianni Epifani Manx Viking Whls CC 1:37:25 00:54
9 Liam Mazzone Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:38:18 01:47
10 Adrian Lawson Cycology Sunwise 1:38:26 01:55
11 Andrew Nash Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 1:39:43 03:12
12 Robert Moneta Ellan Vannin CC/Appleby 1:41:30 04:59
13 Jack Rowland Harworth & District CC 1:41:30 04:59
14 Andrew Radcliffe Manx Viking Whls CC 1:42:29 05:58
15 Charles Birchall Team Manx Telecom 1:42:40 06:09
16 Steve Franklin Erin Bike Hut 1:42:40 06:09
17 Ian Brookfield Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:42:48 06:17
18 Ben Corkill Unattached 1:42:53 06:22
19 James Wright Manx Viking Whls CC 1:43:02 06:31
20 Guy Wiltcher Team Manx Telecom 1:47:27 10:56
21 Richard Cryer Manx Viking Whls CC 1:49:06 12:35
22 Paul Curphey Manx Road Club 1:49:06 12:35
23 Joseph Haddock Manx Viking Whls CC 1:49:22 12:51
24 Andrew Corlett Unattached 1:50:38 14:07
25 Mike Clough Manx Viking Whls CC 1:50:43 14:12
26 Bryan Moyer Team Manx Telecom 1:50:46 14:15
27 Charles Leece Manx Viking Whls CC 1:52:37 16:06
28 Tom Hughes IoM Fire & Rescue 1:52:37 16:06
29 Peter Gage Team Manx Telecom 1:52:37 16:06
30 Gary Kirby Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:54:52 18:21
31 Scott Morgan Manx Mountain Bike Club 1:57:27 20:56
32 Chris Coole Ellan Vannin CC – Appleby 1:59:17 22:46
33 Neil Morrison Manx Viking Whls CC 2:00:22 23:51
34 Timothy Dedman Manx Tri Club 2:00:59 24:28
35 Craig Hindle Manx Viking Whls CC 2:03:17 26:46
36 Sally Walker Unattached 2:03:35 27:04
37 Matt Looker Manx Viking Whls CC 2:05:39 29:08
38 Evert Ackron Unattached 2:10:01 33:30
39 Errol Larson Unattached 2:11:10 34:39
40 Jason Barber Unattached 2:15:03 38:32
41 Sean Davey Unattached 2:16:16 39:45

1 Joe Williams Prologue Racing Team
2 Nick Corlett Manx Mountain Bike Club
3 Daniel Curtis Manx Mountain Bike Club




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