Results: British Circuit Race Championships


The 2016 Circuit Race champions are Eileen Roe and Chris Lawless who both sprinted to victory in their races on Thursday evening.

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Results: British Circuit Race Championships

The 2016 Circuit Race champions are Eileen Roe and Chris Lawless who both sprinted to victory in their races on Thursday evening.


As ever, an exuberant celebration from Scotland’s Eileen Roe winning the women’s title


A 1-2-3 for JLT Condor as Chris Lawless celebrates yet another victory

After an attacking women’s race, the championship was decided in a bunch kick where with the throw of her bike, Eileen Roe edged out Alice Barnes and last years champion Nikki Juniper. The title is Roe’s second after the Scottish rider also won in 2014.

Eileen Roe: “It’s really special. It was a really difficult race to read. There were a lot of teams with numbers so I thought it would be an aggressive race. Being a single rider from a team you are outnumbered when it comes to people jumping to the front. Claire Rose seemed to sit on the front towards the end and picked the pace up so no one could jump away, so it was obvious it was coming to a bunch sprint.”


Jon Mould pours the rest of his bubbly over the head of Chris Lawless – L-R: Russell Downing, Chris Lawless and Jon Mould

In the Men’s event, it was a brutal race as one after the other, attacks went, breaks formed but the headwind on the circuit defeated them and the process started all over again as soon as the peloton got back on terms with the leaders. Like the Women’s race, and despite a nice little climb on the circuit, the race still ended up in a big bunch kick where JLT Condor used their strength in depth to set up the win for Chris Lawless and end the race witha 1-2-3! Former champion Russ Downing was second and Jon Mould third.

Lawless said of his race: “It’s a great feeling having a stripy jumper. There’s no feeling like it, pulling it on. This is only my second senior national title – the first one was in the team pursuit. This is my first individual senior national title, I’m really happy to win it. A lot of us (at JLT Condor) have free reign because every single one of the riders in our team could have won. But we did say it if was coming down to a sprint we would go for me.”

The Events in Photos


During an evening when it was mainly dry, the women’s race starts off with a sighting lap behind the TV bike


Claire Rose doing what she has done a lot this year, being the engine that drives a race along – fast.


Annie Simpson goes clear and the chase for her …. 


…. is a fierce one …


A group forms off the front but the chase soon brings then back.


And this is the photo finish that saw Eileen crowned champion


Alice Barnes, Eileen Roe and Nikki Juniper


The girls sharing a joke on the podium


And then the fun begins with the bubbly …



The men get off the start and already Jon Mould is at the front (right)


Being live on TV gave some young riders the chance to show themselves and one such rider was Fraser Martin from Raleigh GAC


Will Fox of Pedal Heaven has a dig early in the race


And then his teammate gets in on it with Chris Lawless and Matt Holmes of (Madison Genesis)


And then after a while, riders started to bridge across like Matt Cronshaw of Madison Genesis, Jon Mould and Graham Briggs


This group with a lot of firepower though still couldn’t stage away


And when they were caught, Ali Slater was ready to have a go, with Harry Tanfield of Pedal Heaven on his wheel.


Another of the groups to go clear but couldn’t make it stick


The peloton lined out through the crowd as the TV screen shows the three leaders with Jon Mould, Ali Slater and Matt Holmes


Alex Paton of Pedal Heaven having another attempt of breaking clear


Rus Downing, Chris Lawless and Jon Mould   … continued after advert



1 Christopher Lawless JLT Condor 57:53.1
2 Russell Downing JLT Condor 57:53.3
3 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor 57:53.6
4 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis 57:53.7
5 Harry Tanfield Pedal Heaven 57:53.7
6 Jonathan McEvoy NFTO 57:53.8
7 Will Fox Pedal Heaven 57:53.9
8 Jacob Tipper Pedal Heaven 57:54.1
9 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis 57:54.3
10 Thomas Stewart Madison Genesis 57:54.4
11 J Hales Spirit Bikes Racing Team 57:54.8
12 Richard Hepworth Raleigh GAC 57:55.2
13 Bertie Newey Catford CC Equipe/Banks 57:56.7
14 Steven Roach Raleigh GAC 57:56.7
15 J Hennessy Spirit Bikes Racing Team 57:57.0
16 Graham Briggs JLT Condor 57:57.1
17 Lloyd Chapman Pedal Heaven 57:57.6
18 Steve Lampier JLT Condor 57:58.3
19 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC 57:58.7
20 Stephen Williams JLT Condor 58:00.5
21 Tom Mazzone Excel Pedal Heaven Academy 58:03.5
22 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD 58:03.7
23 David Lines Wheelbase Altura MGD 58:04.3
24 Alex Paton Pedal Heaven 58:04.5
25 Robert Partridge NFTO 58:05.1
26 Rhys Lloyd NFTO 58:05.5
27 Jack Escritt Raleigh GAC 58:05.9
28 David McGowan Pedal Heaven 58:05.9
29 George Pym Raleigh GAC 58:06.4
30 Dean Shannon Richardsons-Trek RT 58:06.6
31 E Clemens Spirit Bikes Racing Team 58:06.6
32 Luke Ryan Richardsons-Trek RT 58:06.8
33 William Brown Planet X – Northside Cycling 58:06.9
34 James Ireson KTM Impsport RT 58:07.2
35 Edmund Bradbury NFTO 58:07.5
36 Daniel Bigham Planet X – Northside Cycling 58:07.5
37 Zachery May Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 58:07.7
38 Joe Evans Madison Genesis 58:07.9
39 Edward Laverack JLT Condor 58:08.8
40 Peter Barusevicus Wheelbase Altura MGD 58:10.0
41 Dougal Toms Iceni Velo 58:11.4
42 Simon Alexander Richardsons-Trek RT 58:15.0
43 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Altura MGD 58:15.4
44 Levi Moody Wheelbase Altura MGD 58:15.6
45 A Moye Spirit Bikes Racing Team 58:17.3
46 D Coleman Spirit Bikes Racing Team 58:17.5
47 Jordan Peacock Wellingborough Cycles Race Team 58:20.5
48 Ian Wilkinson Pedal Heaven 58:22.5
49 Tristan Robbins Madison Genesis 58:23.1
50 Thomas Moses JLT Condor 58:23.6
51 Jack Pullar Pedal Heaven 58:28.0
52 Alistair Slater JLT Condor 58:28.8
53 Liam Stones NFTO 58:32.7
54 Ian Bibby NFTO 58:34.3
55 George Atkins JLT Condor 58:53.9
56 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis 59:01.6
57 Gruffudd Lewis Madison Genesis 59:02.1
58 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis 59:47.2
59 Fraser Martin Raleigh GAC 58:04.1
60 Josh Housley Team PB Performance 58:55.0
61 Ross Lamb Godfrey Bikewear Race Team 59:14.4
62 Joshua Lawless PMR@Toachim House 59:12.1
63 Luke Hattersley Richardsons-Trek RT 59:13…..

1 Eileen Roe Lares-Waowdeals Women Cycling Team 58:16.1
2 Alice Barnes Drops Cycling Team 58:16.1
3 Nicola Juniper Team Ford Ecoboost 58:16.2
4 Grace Garner Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 58:16.3
5 Rebecca Durrell Drops Cycling Team 58:16.4
6 Annasley Park Team Breeze 58:16.6
7 Elizabeth Holden Team Ford Ecoboost 58:17.1
8 Gabriella Shaw All Terrain Cycles 58:17.3
9 Rebecca Womersley Drops Cycling Team 58:17.3
10 Hayley Jones Team Breeze 58:17.7
11 Amy Roberts Wiggle High5 58:17.8
12 Lauren Dolan Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching 58:18.0
13 Manon Lloyd Team Breeze 58:19.6
14 Julie Erskine Team Ford Ecoboost 58:20.6
15 Natalie Grinczer Team WNT 58:20.7
16 Claire Rose Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 58:24.2
17 Amy Gornall Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa 58:26.1
18 Annabel Simpson Drops Cycling Team 58:28.5
19 Keira McVitty Team WNT 58:33.7
20 Corinne Clark Team WNT 58:34.1
21 Steph Clayton Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team 58:39.0
22 Megan Barker Team Breeze 58:40.2
23 Adele Martin Team Ford Ecoboost 58:47.3
24 Lauren Humphreys Bonito Squadra Corse 58:47.5
25 Kelly Murphy Boot Out Breast Cancer C.C 58:48.3
26 Rebecca Carter Team WNT 58:48.6
27 Emily Kay Team Breeze 59:12.1
28 Sian Botteley Starley Racing 59:16.7
29 Abigail Dentus Team Breeze 59:37.7
30 Alice Sharpe SunSport Velo 58:18.2
31 Melissa Brand Team Ford Ecoboost 58:47.7
32 Madeleine Scott SunSport Velo 58:48.8
33 Danielle Khan Team Breeze 59:38.0
34 Emily Nelson Team Breeze 59:38.3



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