Report:Beverley Pro Crit


A great event in its own right, the Beverley Pro Crit is part of the Elite Circuit Series and sees the best British pro teams travelling here to battle for the victory

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Report: Beverley Pro Crit


The 2016 Beverley East Yorkshire Classic was decided in a bunch kick won by Chris Lawless from Seb Mora and Albert Torres (both Raleigh GAC).

After two support races (results below), the pros were lined up around 8pm and took little time to get up to speed. The race began with lots of little moves off the front but for a long while most of the action was at the back as the frantic pace set by the pros was catching out the riders just not used to racing at the speeds the pros were doing.


Chris Lawless on the attack very early in the race and gaps opening up behind

But then a small group got a way with most of the teams represented and the group started to grow in numbers as one by one, a few more riders bridged across to it. Riders in it included Seb Mora (Raleigh GAC), Chris Lawless, Dale Appleby, James Lowsley Williams, Gruff Lewis and Tobyn Horton (both Madison Genesis), David McGowan and Jacob Tipper (Pedal Heaven).

With Raleigh GAC not happy that Mora was out numbered with some of the teams having two riders in the move, they put the team on the front of the peloton to bring the move back. With the gap to the leaders coming down, the attacks in the break started with Horton and Mora going clear. McGowan bridged to them whilst behind the pace was flat stick and the gaps getting ever smaller between groups.


Easy to see why Beverley  is a round of the series the riders enjoy with a huge crowd lining the barriers to cheer them on. Yorkshire loves a bike race!

The pressure from Raleigh GAC in the peloton eventually saw the leaders brought back and it was game on with more attacks going everywhere but on a dry night, the pace was so high none of the breaks were sticking. It was going to be a bunch kick with some very rapid sprinters going albow to elbow and as he did at Otley and in two rounds of the Tour Series, Lawless proved too quick for the rest with Raleigh GAC defending their positions in the series with second (Mora) and Torres (third).


Lawless in another move off the front with a Madison Genesis rider for company


Matt Cronshaw (Madison Genesis) tries a solo move.


Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) has a go at breaking the elastic holding the peloton together.


Then a break formed at the front led here by Seb Mora (Raleigh GAC) and James Lowsley-Williams


But Raleigh GAC had the firepower to bring the break back led here by Fraser Martin and Richard Hepworth


With the gap coming down, Seb Mora (Raleigh GAC) and Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) escaped.


Lawless meanwhile was doing his best to escape to the riders out front


David McGowan of Pedal Heaven managed to do that but the gaps between groups was now very small


And so the race came together and the teams started to set up the race for their sprinters – Ian Wilkinson (Pedal Heaven) working for their leader in the closing laps.


The end result though was a win for Lawless from Mora and Torres


Cheers! Here’s to the next round at Chepstow!

Other Races


Gabby Shaw and Amy Gornall finish 1-2 for their team in the Women’s race.


Amy Gornall leads what is left of the group at the front 


Podium for the women with Sarah King, Gabby Shaw and Amy Gornall


Winner of the 3/4 event with a solo effort, Bejamin Baugh.


The bunch kick for the minor placings in the 3/4 race.

Video Interviews

Chris Lawless

Seb Mora (Raleigh GAC)

Albert Torres (Raleigh GAC)

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Results (Provisional)

Pro Crit

1 Christopher Lawless JLT Condor 21:23:11
2 Sebastian Mora Vedri Raleigh GAC same time
3 Albert Torres Raleigh GAC same time
4 Felix English Madison Genesis same time
5 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis same time
6 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven same time
7 Dale Appleby NFTO same time
8 Harry Tanfield Pedal Heaven same time
9 David McGowan Pedal Heaven same time
10 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis same time
11 Jacob Tipper Pedal Heaven same time
12 Alex Orrell Turner Wheelbase Altura MGD same time
13 Richard Hepworth Raleigh GAC same time
14 Steven Roach Raleigh GAC same time
15 Gruffudd Lewis Madison Genesis same time
16 J Hales same time
17 Joe Evans Madison Genesis same time
18 J Hennessy same time
19 Jake Womersley Pedal Heaven same time
20 Matthieu Boulo Raleigh GAC same time
21 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis same time
22 Fraser Martin Raleigh GAC 9
23 David Shackleton Wilsons Wheels Race Team same time
24 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC same time
25 E Clemens same time
26 Tristan Robbins Madison Genesis same time
27 Rhys Lloyd NFTO same time
28 Alistair Slater JLT Condor same time
29 Ross Lamb Godfrey Bikewear Race Team same time
30 Robert Partridge NFTO same time
31 William Brown Planet X – Northside Cycling 15
32 Bob Hewitt Yh Training Scarborough RC same time
33 Levi Moody Wheelbase Altura MGD same time
34 Luke Grivell-Mellor JLT Condor 30
35 Adrià Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC 33
36 Ed Laverack JLT Condor 35
37 Mat Holmes Madison Genesis 51
38 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Altura MGD 01:29
39 George Atkins JLT Condor 01:33
40 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO 01:36
41 Joseph Elwood Langsett Cycles RT 01:43
42 Gregory Saunderson Wold Top Actif RT same time

1 Gaby Shaw Podium A mbition
2 Amy Gornall Podium A mbition
3 Sarah King
4 Sarah Bradford Team Jadan-Weldtite
5 Flora Gillies Team 22
6 Rosie Walsh High on bikes
7 Rebecca Longthorp Cliff Pratt Racing
8 Ellen McDermott Team Jadan-Weldtite
9 Sophie Thackray SunSport Velo
10 Sarah Burke
11 Lucy Farquhar Holme Vally
12 Hannah Righini-Brand Team
13 Elizabeth Burrows Team Jadan-Weldtite
1 lap Louise Scupham Team Jadan-Weldtite
2 laps Debi Charlswalk Cliff Pratt Racing
2 laps Jess Millar Johnstone Wheelers cc
2 laps lulu Bartlett The Racer
2 laps Cindy Berry UEA – Streetlife Cycles
3 laps Vikki OBrien Team Jadan-Weldtite

Category 3/4
1 Benjamin Baugh Wold Top Actif RT 19:00:40
2 Nathan Wilson Wilsons Wheels Race Team 13
3 Cavan Walker Acre Racing Team same time
4 Mike Moss GSCreazzo same time
5 Jonathan Apaloo VC York same time
6 Adam Cadle Cliff Pratt Racing same time
7 Lee Coulson Hull Thursday RC same time
8 Mark Ramage Velo Club Beverley same time
9 Nick Nettleton Wilsons Wheels Race Team same time
10 Matthew Adams Petuaria RC same time
11 Stuart Harrison Flex-Tech Ettridge Cycles RT same time
12 Steven Bunting Rutland CC same time
13 Joseph Faichney City RC (Hull) same time
14 Peter Fielding-Smith Wilsons Wheels Race Team same time
15 Bradley Nelson QSW-Etixx same time
16 Tim Tharratt Squadra RT same time
17 Joshua Gale Flex-Tech Ettridge Cycles RT same time
18 Daryl Maffey Yh Training Scarborough RC same time
19 Jonathan Bridge Acre Racing Team 18
20 Stephen Wakefield Lindsey Road CC same time
21 Matthew Beaumont Wilsons Wheels Race Team 27
22 Dom Ginn Edinburgh RC same time
23 Mark Scoffin Team Cystic Fibrosis same time
24 Stewart Fraser Wilsons Wheels Race Team 55
25 William Henderson Vive Le Velo 01:16
1 lap Rich Cutsforth Velo Club Beverley



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