Preview: Junior & Women’s CiCLE Classic

Tour Series champion 2017 Rebecca Durrell wears number 1 in CiCLE Classic this weekend (June 4)

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Preview: Junior & Women’s CiCLE Classic

World Cyclo-Cross Champion and Junior Paris Roubaix winner Tom Pidcock heads junior line up for CiCLE Classic whilst recently crowned World Ominium Champion Katie Archibald joins star studded line up for women’s race

With the addition of recently crowned World Ominium Champion Katie Archibald to the WNT Team roster for the second edition of the Women’s CiCLE Classic pro cycle race next Sunday, and with World and European Junior Cyclo-cross Champion Tom Pidcock topping the bill in the 4th Junior CiCLE Classic earlier in the day, Melton is in store for a veritable ‘feast’ of top class cycling action.

Both events have proved extremely popular amongst competitors; the Junior race seeing a full field of 120 take the start with over 60 further entries having to be rejected, and only slightly less in the Women’s race where 116 are currently listed; the unique challenge that the race presents has proved no fear to those entered.

“In our first Women’s race in 2016 just 62 riders took the start, but the interest in this year’s race has been tremendous” , said Race Director Colin Clews, “ and the faith placed in our ability to present a race worthy of classic status in the Women’s National programme by race sponsor Peter Stanton has been backed by the support from competitors who recognise our different type of race”.

In 2016 only 13 survived the arduous 95 kms route, starting and finishing in Melton town centre, but this fact has only added to the events popularity with a top class field containing all of Britain’s major Women’s squads.

“ Last year many teams were committed elsewhere but this year all are here in force and the competition will be a lot fiercer for the top places”, continued Clews. With a £1000 first prize, a prize value unknown for most Men’s let alone a Women’s race in Britain, the race this year features as a round of Women’s National road race series for 2017 and has drawn a field of top Women cyclists from across Britain.

Last year’s winner Rebecca Durell (Drops Cycling) (above) will wear number 1, supported by a full team from Drops cycling but she will face a strong challenge to her crown from Archibald who was a late addition to the WNT Team, and the likes of Wiggle High 5 ‘s Grace Garner who is looking for a local victory near to her home city of Leicester.

But if you are looking for a local favourite, then look no further than Melton’s own Bex Rimmington, or Borne based Sian Botteley who both ride alongside Archibald in the WNT squad. Starting and finishing in the heart of Melton Mowbray, the race will follow many of the roads used by the International Men’s race each April once out in the countryside, with Owston village once again featuring strongly with five passages of the race.

Not just a great junior rider, Tom Pidcock showed he was able to beat the best pros in the country as well in the Durham round of the Tour Series with a solo victory
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In total the Women, and the earlier Junior Men’s race will encounter six special off road sectors compared with the International race’s eleven, but they will still face two passages of the notorious ‘Somerberg’ sector and this year the addition of a reintroduced ‘Sawgate’ sector following recent remedial works to bring this up to an acceptable safety standard. The latter will be included in the 15 kms finishing circuit via Stapleford and Saxby Road before reaching Melton for the first time, where the leading riders will contest the Melton Town Sprint awarded by Dickinson & Morris Ltd., before returning 25 minutes later to contest the final sprint around 17.00.

The Women’s CiCLE Classic will start at 14.00 noon from Sherrard Street and finish at the same point, with the Junior Men taking their start at 9.30 before covering the same course, and expected to finish in the town centre around 12.15.

As at the 13 editions so far of the Men’s international race each April, vehicle sponsorship for the event will be provided by Tim Norton Motors (Ford) of Oakham, and TimeFix of Sherrard Street , Melton will once again sponsor the lead timing car and Flower Paradise of Sherrard Street, the Winner’s bouquets.


1 Jacob Vaughan VC Londres 1st
2 Adam Pinder Adept Precision RT/NE Healthcare 2nd
3 Tom Temple Bath Cycling Club 2nd
4 Conor Chandler Bath Cycling Club 2nd
5 Matthew Ellis BC East Midlands 2nd
6 Luke Hind BC East Midlands 2nd
7 Tom Dussek BC East Midlands 3rd
8 Calum Fernie BC East Midlands 3rd
9 Toby Miles BC Eastern 2nd
10 Lyster Romero BC Eastern 2nd
11 Jamie Wimborne BC Eastern 2nd
12 Brad Dransfield Bike Box Alan 2nd
13 Mason Hollyman Bike Box Alan 2nd
14 Jordan Reed Bike Box Alan 2nd
15 Sam Walsham Bike Box Alan 2nd
16 Craig Rogers Birkenhead North End CC 2nd
17 George Bazley Bristol Cycling Development Squad 2nd
18 Richie Allen Brother NRG Driverplan 2nd
19 William Corbett Brother NRG Driverplan 2nd
20 Matthew Dobbing Brother NRG Driverplan 2nd
21 Aaron Preston Brother NRG Driverplan 2nd
22 Toby Tanfield Brother NRG Driverplan 3rd
23 Rhys Britton Bush Healthcare CRT 1st
24 Louis Rose-Davies Canyon UK 2nd
25 Brecon Burnett Cardiff Ajax CC 2nd
26 Hector Corey Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2nd
27 Liam Davies Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2nd
28 Joseph Laverick Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2nd
29 Ieuan Woods Catford CC Equipe/Banks 2nd
30 William Orrell-Turner Chevin Trek 2nd
31 George Kimber Cycle Sport Dynamo 2nd
32 Corey Bale Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
33 Kieran Jarvis Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
34 Charles Page Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
35 Bailey Wilmot Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
36 Adam Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 3rd
37 Edward Davies Dulwich Paragon CC 2nd
38 Harry Cain Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team 3rd
39 Adam Kelly Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team 3rd
40 Oscar Mingay Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films 1st
41 Harry Yates Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma 2nd
42 Joshua Sandman Herefordshire Cycling Club 2nd
43 Kieran Hotson HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
44 Georg Mew Jensen HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
45 Jamie Ridehalgh HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
46 Timothy Torrie HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
47 Ben Turner HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
48 Charlie White HMT with JLT Condor 2nd
49 James Noonan Hoppers Rollers 2nd
50 Isaac Wright 2nd
51 Daniel Gibson Identity Racing 2nd
52 George Greenhalgh Identity Racing 2nd
53 Michael Hall Identity Racing 2nd
54 Theo Hartley Identity Racing 2nd
55 Sam Iddon Identity Racing 2nd
56 Elliot Reed Identity Racing 2nd
57 Harvey McNaughton I-Team Cyclists Club 2nd
58 Samuel Allen Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2nd
59 Gabriel Fowden Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2nd
60 Ben Selfe Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2nd
61 Matthew Shepherd Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club 2nd
62 Louie Priddle Mid Devon CC 2nd
63 Joseph Saunders Mid Devon CC 2nd
64 Harrison Wood Mid Devon CC 2nd
65 Tom Cullen Otley CC 2nd
66 Robbie Pollard Otley CC 2nd
67 Thomas Pidcock PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT 1st
68 Jim Brown PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT 2nd
69 William Tidball PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT 2nd
70 Sam Moses PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield ERT 3rd
71 Devon Round Rhino Velo Race Team 2nd
72 Bailey Waters Rivet Racing 3rd
73 Stephen Dent SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 1st
74 Joseph Nally SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 1st
75 Finn Crockett SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 2nd
76 Dylan Hughes SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 2nd
77 Innes Johnston SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 2nd
78 Alexander MacRae SCOTLAND Junior Cycling 2nd
79 Anthony Anderson Sigma 1st
80 Jack Barton Speedflex Race Team 2nd
81 Tomos Owens Spider King EFC L&R Trek 2nd
82 Joe Reilly Spokes Racing Team 2nd
83 Alex Ridehalgh Spokes Racing Team 2nd
84 George Wharton Spokes Racing Team 2nd
85 Charlie Johnston Spokes Racing Team 3rd
86 Zak Coleman Strada-Sport 2nd
87 Daniel Pullen SunSport Velo 2nd
88 Joe Hill Sussex Revolution Velo Club 2nd
89 Jake Stewart Swinnerton Cycles 1st
90 Benjamin Hardwick Swinnerton Cycles 2nd
91 Joe Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles 2nd
92 Matthew Burke Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
93 Charley Calvert Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
94 Daniel Coombe Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
95 Joshua Price Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
96 Theo Modell Team Corley Cycles 2nd
97 Ethan Vernon Team Corley Cycles 2nd
98 Alfie Peters Team Novo Nordisk (Development) 3rd
99 Henry Ingram Team PB Performance 3rd
100 Darren Rider Team PB Performance 3rd
101 Giles Clark Team Vision Innovative Leisure 2nd
102 Callum Macleod Team Vision Innovative Leisure 3rd
103 Oliver Robinson Thanet RC Race Team 2nd
104 Fred Wright VC Londres 1st
105 Kareem Akinnibi VC Londres 2nd
106 Santiago Isaac CaDavid Rivera VC Londres 2nd
107 William Raymond VC Londres 2nd
108 Jose Trejos VC Londres 2nd
109 Lewis Winfield VC Londres 2nd
110 Edmund Bishop VC Meudon 2nd
111 Michael Parry Verulam – 2nd
112 Joshua Van Nierop Welland Valley CC 2nd
114 Harry Hardcastle WHEELBASE CABTECH JUNIOR RT 2nd
116 Matthew Lewis Wolverhampton Whls 2nd
117 Mark Donovan Zappi Racing Team 2nd
118 Harry Gillett Zappi Racing Team 2nd
119 Ben Healy Zappi Racing Team 2nd
120 Jacques Sauvagnargues Zappi Racing Team 2nd

1 Rebecca Durrell Drops Cycling Team 1st
2 Hannah Payton Drops Cycling Team 3rd
3 Rose Osborne Drops Cycling Team 2nd
4 Annie Simpson Drops Cycling Team
5 Laura Massey Drops Cycling Team 1st
6 Rebecca Wormersly Drops Cycling Team 2nd
7 Abigail Van Twisk Drops Cycling Team 3rd
8 Grace Garner Wiggle High5 Elite
9 Melissa Brand Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
10 Charlotte Broughton Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
11 Sophie Fennell Team Ford Ecoboost 3rd
12 Bethany Hayward Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
13 Kelly Murphy Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
14 Charmaine Porter Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
15 Jennifer Powell Team Ford Ecoboost 1st
16 Jo Tindley Team Ford Ecoboost 2nd
17 Nicola Juniper Team Ford Ecoboost Elite
18 Michelle Geoghegan Team Jaden by Vive le Velo
19 Betha McCluskey Team Jaden by Vive le Velo
20 Rhona Callander Team Jadan-Weldtite 2nd
21 Holly Flannery Team Jadan-Weldtite 3rd
22 Mercy Webb Storey Racing 2nd
23 Laura Cameron Storey Racing 1st
24 Bethany Crumpton Storey Racing 3rd
25 Monica Dew Storey Racing 2nd
26 Jennifer George Storey Racing 1st
27 Neah Evans Storey Racing Elite
28 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Storey Racing 1st
29 Chanel Mason Storey Racing 1st
30 Elizabeth Banks SunSport Velo 2nd
31 Elizabeth Burrows SunSport Velo 3rd
32 Hannah Larbalestier SunSport Velo 2nd
33 Gabriella Nordin SunSport Velo 2nd
34 Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 1st
35 Julie Erskine Cycle Team OnForm 1st
36 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
37 Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm 1st
38 Clover Murray Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
39 Gemma Sargent Cycle Team OnForm 2nd
40 Bex Rimmington Team WNT Elite
41 Becca Carter Team WNT 1st
42 Katie Archibald Team WNT Elite
43 Keira McVitty Team WNT 1st
44 Eileen Roe Team WNT Elite
45 Gabriella Shaw Team WNT 1st
46 Rosa Martin Team 22 2nd
47 Phoebe Martin Team 22 2nd
48 Elizabeth Catlow Team 22 2nd
49 Sophie Enever Team 22 2nd
50 Flora Gillies Team 22 1st
51 Gabriella Homer Team 22 2nd
52 Savannah Morgan Team 22 1st
53 April Tacey Team 22 2nd
54 Delia Beddis Les Filles Queen of the Mountains RT 2nd
55 Louise Heywood-Mahé Les Filles Queen of the Mountains RT 2nd
56 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
57 Ellie Campbell Fusion RT Fierlan 3rd
58 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
59 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
60 Tina Hartwright Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
61 Molly Patch Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
62 Maryka Sennema Fusion RT Fierlan 2nd
63 Jessica Duffy Bianchi Dama UK 2nd
64 Sarah King Bianchi Dama UK 2nd
65 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama UK 2nd
66 Alexandra Sheehan Bianchi Dama UK 2nd
67 Bethan Stubbs Bianchi Dama UK 2nd
68 Sophie-Jo Wylie-Morris Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 3rd
69 Isabel Ellis Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
70 Lorna Bowler Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2nd
71 Lauren Creamer NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 2nd
72 Alice Sharpe NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 2nd
73 Sophie Thackray NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 2nd
74 Stephanie Mottram NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 2nd
75 Lauren Humphreys Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
76 Emma Lewis Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2nd
77 Isla Rush Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 3rd
78 Julie Elder Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 3rd
80 Bethany Taylor Team Vertex-Biemme RT 2nd
81 Lucy Horrocks Team Vertex-Biemme RT 3rd
82 Christine Marshall Team Vertex-Biemme RT 3rd
83 Aoife Doherty The 5th Floor Cycle Club 2nd
84 Sophie Edmondson The 5th Floor Cycle Club 2nd
85 Eryn Nolan The 5th Floor Cycle Club 2nd
86 Tamara Davenne Team Vision Innovative Leisure 2nd
87 Madeleine Gammons Team Vision Innovative Leisure 2nd
88 Steph Clayton Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team 1st
89 Emily Meakin Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team 2nd
90 Sarah Cramoysan Prima Team Racing 2nd
91 Charlotte Merson Prima Team Racing 3rd
92 Ffion James Abergavenny Road Club 1st
93 Melissa Greaves All Terrain Cycles Ride In Peace 2nd
94 Chloe Weller Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 2nd
95 Annasley Park Team Breeze Elite
96 Lauren Kirchel Chelmer CC 3rd
97 Elizabeth Hughes CC London 2nd
98 Karla Boddy Team Corley Cycles 2nd
99 Anna Kay EDCO Continental 2nd
100 Clare Treharne Equipe Flamme Rouge 3rd
101 Kara Perryman Hargroves-Ridley-Montezumas 2nd
102 Elspeth Grace Kinetic Cycles / Welwyn Racing 3rd
103 Anna Docherty Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coaching 2nd
104 Hannah Bayes LIV AWOL 3rd
105 Gemma Melton Pedal Power Cycles Ipswich 2nd
106 Caitlin Shaw MnD Fusion RT / Gearclub / WORX 3rd
107 Rebecca Richards Newark Castle CC 3rd
108 Chloe Fraser The Racing Chance Foundation 3rd
109 Amy Gornall 2nd
110 Fiona Turnbull Speedflex Race Team 2nd
111 Sophie Holmes Team Terminator 3rd
112 Amelia Mitchell University of Bath Cycling Club 3rd
113 Siobhan McCulloch VC Meudon 3rd
114 Ria Mobbs Wellingborough Cycles 3rd
115 Margriet Kloppenburg 2nd
116 Christie Jones



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