Startlist – Wiltshire Grand Prix


Next big race is in Wiltshire starting and finishing in Salisbury and perhaps finishing in a bunch kick

RST Cycle Clothing & Trigon Bikes

Startlist – Wiltshire Grand Prix

When: Sunday 8 May
Starts: 11am
Headquarters: The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1JH
Distance: 176 kilometres (110 miles) 5¾ laps

Next big race is in Wiltshire starting and finishing in Salisbury and perhaps finishing in a bunch kick

Winners so far in National Series
Chorley: Edmund Bradbury (NFTO)
Manx GP: Ian Bibby (NFTO)
Tour of Reservoir: Joe Fry (Pedal Heaven) (stage winners were Tom Moses & Erick Rowsell (Madison Genesis)

Doing a preview without knowing the confirmed team line ups from the UCI squads is perhaps a bit pointless but here’s a look anyway at who may be in the mix in Salisbury after a 110 hopefully hot miles around Salisbury.


On a circuit with a testing hill over Fovant Down but on largely fast roads, this race over 110 miles will see a selection by the end in Salisbury but unless there’s a surprise lone attack from a rider with great legs on the day, the race should be decided in a group sprint.

The teams, at least the UCI ones, will have eight riders each and that gives them options. Those without sprinters will want to see the race break up and may use up riders to put the hammer down over a climb Fovant Down to stop the sprinter teams from controlling the race.

Those teams with sprinters however may use their numbers to keep the race together and will then be relying on their fastmen to deliver the goods on the day. The candidates for victory are many. Sam Lowe for Team Wiggins for example can be fast on his day if he’s there at the end after a tough Tour of Yorkshire. The men in black have many possible victors but if you’re looking for a sprinter, then Graham Briggs or Russell Downing may well be in the mix, or should I say, are certain to be so!

At the Tour of Yorkshire, Madison Genesis had two riders in the top 20 showing that they have World Tour strength riders but should it come to a sprint, then there designated sprinter is perhaps Felix English or Alex Blain should he ride which I expect he will?


Perhaps Dan Fleeman of Metaltek Kuota will be doing this again in Wiltshire

The first Prems were won by NFTO with Edmund Bradbury and Ian Bibby and having seen Jonny McEvoy win bunch kicks before such as at DoonHame, perhaps it will be his turn to step up onto the top step of the podium.

Pedal Heaven have certainly stepped up this season with the likes of Joe Fry winning at Reservoir but who their designated sprinter will be I’m not sure. David McGowan is fast for example and Dexter Gardias won a stage at Totnes in a group sprint but we’ll need to see who they pick for the event.

The next team however do have some very fast riders; Raleigh GAC. Albert Torres for example was sixth on a stage of the Tour of Yorkshire and backed up by a rider in Seb Mora who was second on a stage of the Tour of Normandy. Of any team in Wiltshire, they seem to have the firepower should the race come down to a bunch kick with others like Andy Hawdon, winner at Colne last year, also no slouches in a gallop.


Of the rest of the entry, there is little doubt that there will be other teams in the mix as well like Metaltek Kuota who have had such an impact on the races already but in a bunch kick? The opportunity is certainly there for riders with the required top end to make a name for themselves if they can hang on in that front group on the day.

Fingers crossed the day is blessed with good weather after such bad weather affecting the racing so far.  (… continued after advert)


Provisional Startlist (minor changes expected from UCI teams)
1 Luc Hall Team Wiggins
2 Samuel Harrison Team Wiggins
3 Liam Holohan Team Wiggins
4 Sam Lowe Team Wiggins
5 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins
6 Michael Thompson Team Wiggins

7 George Atkins JLT Condor
8 Graham Briggs JLT Condor
9 Russell Downing JLT Condor
10 Conor Dunne JLT Condor
11 Steve Lampier JLT Condor
12 Thomas Moses JLT Condor
13 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor
14 Alistair Slater JLT Condor

15 Felix English Madison Genesis
16 Joe Evans Madison Genesis
17 Taylor Gunman Madison Genesis
18 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis
19 Gruffudd Lewis Madison Genesis
20 Tristan Robbins Madison Genesis
21 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis
22 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis

23 Dale Appleby NFTO
24 Ian Bibby NFTO
25 Edmund Bradbury NFTO
26 Joshua Edmondson NFTO
27 Rhys Lloyd NFTO
28 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO
29 Jonathan McEvoy NFTO
30 Robert Partridge NFTO

31 Lloyd Chapman Pedal Heaven
32 Will Fox Pedal Heaven
33 Dexter Gardias Pedal Heaven
34 David McGowan Pedal Heaven
35 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven
36 Jacob Tipper Pedal Heaven
37 Rory Townsend Pedal Heaven
38 Mitchell Webber Pedal Heaven

39 Matthieu Boulo Raleigh GAC
40 Andrew Hawdon Raleigh GAC
41 Morgan Kneisky Raleigh GAC
42 Fraser Martin Raleigh GAC
43 Sebastian Mora Raleigh GAC
44 Adrià Moreno Raleigh GAC
45 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC
46 Steven Roach Raleigh GAC

47 Thomas Bustard Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
48 Dan Fleeman Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
49 Adam Kenway Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
50 Zachery May Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
51 Ryan Perry Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
52 Thomas Traviss-Pollard Metaltek Kuota Racing Team

53 Alex Minting Neon-Velo Cycling Team
54 Jeremy Durrin Neon-Velo Cycling Team
55 Daniel McKimmNeon-Velo Cycling Team
56 Elliott Porter Neon-Velo Cycling Team
57 Will Bjergfelt Neon-Velo Cycling Team
58 Arthur Didelot Neon-Velo Cycling Team
59 Tom YiangouNeon-Velo Cycling Team

60 Peter Barusevicus Wheelbase Altura MGD
61 David Bates Wheelbase Altura MGD
62 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD
63 Joel Lewis Wheelbase Altura MGD
64 Brad Morgan Wheelbase Altura MGD
65 Alex Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Altura MGD
66 Lawrence CarpenterNuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
67 Tom Hargreaves Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
68 Robert Moore Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
69 Lee Smith Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT
70 Gareth TurnerPerformance Cycles
71 Matthew Woods Performance Cycles
72 Kieran Brady Richardsons-Trek RT
73 Jamie Caldwell Richardsons-Trek RT
74 Dante Carpenter Richardsons-Trek RT
75 Luke Hattersley Richardsons-Trek RT
76 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT
77 Jez McCann Richardsons-Trek RT
78 Luke Ryan Richardsons-Trek RT
79 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT
80 Alex Anderson VC Equipe – Flix
81 Elliot Jones VC Equipe – Flix
82 Liam Walsh VC Equipe – Flix
83 George Wise VC Equipe – Flix
84 Ken Buckley Eden Veranda Racing
85 Matthew Downie Eden Veranda Racing
86 Andrew Pickett Eden Veranda Racing
87 Adam Thompson Eden Veranda Racing
88 Joseph Clark Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield
89 Joe Kirkham Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield
90 Connor Swift Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield
91 Jake Tanner Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield
92 Michael Mottram HR Owen Maserati RT
93 Ryan Smith HR Owen Maserati RT
94 Charlie Constant PMR@Toachim House
95 Joshua Lawless PMR@Toachim House
96 Jonathan Parker PMR@Toachim House
97 Joseph Sutton PMR@Toachim House
98 Stephen Swindley PMR@Toachim House
99 Calum Croft Primera-TeamJobs
100 Oscar Hutchings Primera-TeamJobs
101 Jake Alderman Saint Piran
102 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke Saint Piran
103 Edward Clemens Spirit Bikes Racing Team
104 Joe Harris Spirit Bikes Racing Team
105 Jacob Hennessy Spirit Bikes Racing Team
106 Anthony Moye Spirit Bikes Racing Team
107 Lee Frost Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
108 Peter Haworth Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
109 Ashley Martin Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
110 James Porter Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
111 Charlie Revell Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
112 James Williams Team Tor 2000 Kalas Sportswear
113 Ben Lockett Tri UK
114 Daniel Mcquillan Tri UK
115 Alex Fanshawe Zappi’s Racing Team
116 Rhys Williams Zappi’s Racing Team
117 Lukasz Borysiuk
118 Marc Potts
119 Glyndwr Griffiths 73Degrees CC
120 Joshua Burns Alé DMT Cipollini UK
121 Kinsey McIlquham Cardiff JIF
122 Owen James Catford CC Equipe/Banks
123 Cameron Jeffers Club Corley Cycles
124 Duncan Heywood De Jonger Rakkers Vollezelle
125 Ian Field Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT
126 Andrew Turner KTM Impsport RT
127 Benedict Spencer Loughborough Students CC
128 Russell Falder Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team
129 Simon Coles Norwood Paragon CC
130 William Harper Pedal Heaven Excel Academy
131 Thomas Bowering Ride 24/7
132 Ben McIntosh Royal Antwerp Bicycle Club
133 Christopher Bates RPD Racing
134 Liam Bromiley University of Bath Cycling Club
135 Ben Joughin Pro-Vision
136 Tom Mazzone Pedal Heaven Academy




Send your results as well as club, team & event news here

Other Results on VeloUK (including reports containing results)

Other News on VeloUK