National Trophy: Day 2

After a night of wind and rain, the course was a muddy mess where the big winners were Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s) and Harriet Harnden

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National Trophy: Day 2

Day 2 of the National Trophy CX in Shrewsbury today with Youth, Juniors, Women and Men racing in the wind and rain

RESULTS from day 1 are here on VeloUK Videos of the racing (snippets here and there)

Day 2 of the National Trophy Cyclo-Cross at Shrewsbury was a very different one to day 1 as the rain lashed down overnight and into the morning and with freezing cold gales, winter was certainly showing its teeth to all those braving the weather at the Shrewsbury Sports Centre.

L-R: Yorben Van Tichelt, Ian Field and Liam Killeen (Elite men podium)

L-R: Under 23 podium – Dan Tulett, Ben Turner and  Calum Fernie 

With the course now back to its Shrewsbury muddy best, the racing was going to be a lot tougher and so it proved. During the course of the day, there were some great battles for the victories as well as some dominating rides in races packed with quality riders.

None more so that the Men’s Elite race where British Champion Ian Field (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s) ripped the race apart and won as he liked, making it two wins from three in the men’s National Trophy.

The Men’s race saw Ben Turner and Jack Clarkson take an early lead with Field sitting only meters behind and the rest of the big line up thundering along through the mud, the bikes not always going where the riders were pointing them in the slippery mud. Turner, junior world bronze medallist from last season, looked to be a tough rival for Field as the duo took an early lead until a crash for Turner in the woods saw him lose more than a minute and twenty places.

Field carried on regardless, leading by a long way from a three way battle between Yorben Van Tichelt, Liam Killeen and Nick Craig. The latter crashed into a wooden stake and was gapped and never seemed to recover whilst Yorben Van Tichelt and Liam Killeen carried on battling all the way to the finish for the second place with Van Tichelt getting to the line first ahead of the former British champion.

Under 23 series leader, Billy Harding

Junior Harnden the Women’s Winner
Whilst Field had the race to himself, Harriet Harnden and Ffion James dominated the Women’s race and were together until 500 metres to go when James slipped on the last off camber section, Harnden took full advantage and carried on to win from James before the two hugged after the line in a post race show of mutual respect.

Top 3 in the Womens race: Ffion James, Harriet Harnden and Sophie Thackray 

Beth Crumpton and her yellow Boardman bike

Harnden, a junior still who competed at the Euros in the Under 23 category, won her first women’s victory of the series. The 16-year-old, from Malvern, had been trailing Ffion James coming into the last muddy off-camber section on the last lap but after getting past James on the steps, the two were side by side as they came to the final off camber section. James then slid off providing Harnden the opportunity to take the victory which she did with both hands.

Series leader in yellow, Beth Crumpton on her yellow Boardman bike, suffered an early crash but battled hard to finish in the top ten and keep her leader’s jersey.

Koppenberg winner and Euros Bronze medallist, Ben Tulett wins Junior race
A winner at Koppenberg in Belgium, and then following that up with a Bronze in the Junior Euros, Ben Tulett repeated his win at the series opener despite suffering a crash early on.

Junior Men: L-R: Cameron Mason, Ben Tulett and Oliver Draffan

The fight for the victory was a great way to start the day’s action as half a dozen or so talented juniors were battling hard at the front of the race. As the race went on though, gaps started to open and Tulett broke the elastic with Cameron Mason chasing hard within touching distance. Tulett held on to win from Mason and Oliver Draffan.

The day also saw a lot of great battles in the Youth events. Starting first were the girls in two races, Under 16 and Under 14 and big entries in both. The under 16 Girls race was won by Scotland’s Anna Flynn whilst Millie Couzens was second and leads the series. Josie Nelson was third. In the under 14 girls, Ella Maclean-Howell was a very happy winner of that race from Grace Lister and Anoushka Minale whilst Zoe Backstedt held on to her leader’s jersey in 4th.

In the following under 16 boys race, it was a tight finish for the win, tighter than probably Joe Pidcock expected as he celebrated long and early and Emile Alexander almost nicked the victory from the talented Pidcock, brother to world champion Tom. Oliver Stockwell was third. In the under 14 boys, another very happy winner was Joshua Tarling who had time to celebrate his win ahead of second placed Christopher Hilbert and Huw Buck-Jones.

More Podiums

L-R: Junior Women’s Podium – Amy Perryman (Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s), Harriet Harnden and  Fiona Turnbull 

Under 16 girls podium – Millie Couzens, Anna Flynn and and Josie Nelson 

Series leader Millie Couzens,

Under 14 series leader, Zoe Backstedt

Under 14 Podium, Grace Lister, Ella Maclean-Howell and Anoushka Minale

Under 16 Boys Podium: Emile Alexander, Joseph Pidcock and Oliver Stockwell

Series leader under 16s Oliver Stockwell

Under 14 Boys Podium: Christopher Hilbert, Joshua Tarling and Huw Buck-Jones

Next round is in Kent at the Cyclopark.


Elite Men
1 Ian Field Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s ME
2 Yorben Van Tichelt Era-Circus ME
3 Liam Killeen Malvern Cycle Sport ME
4 Nicholas Craig SCOTT Racing ME
5 Ben Turner Beobank-Corendon MU23
6 Giles Drake Leisure Lakes ME
7 David Fletcher Sherwood Pines Cycles- Forme ME
8 Lewis Craven Wheelbase Altura MGD ME
9 Steven James Hope Factory Racing ME
10 Daniel Tulett Specialized Racing MU23
11 Calum Fernie Nottingham Clarion CC MU23
12 Kris Lapere Annequin Cycling Team ME
13 Jack Clarkson Hope Factory Racing ME
14 Jeremy Durrin Neon-Velo Cycling Team ME
15 George Thompson Sleaford Wheelers CC ME
16 Phillip Pearce BW Cycling ME
17 Daniel Booth Hope Factory Racing ME
18 Michael Butler Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s ME
19 Paul Oldham Hope Factory Racing ME
20 George Fox Paul Milnes Bradford Olympic MU23
21 Harry Yates Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s MU23
22 Joe Williams PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield MU23
23 Tom Martin Wheelbase Altura MGD MU23
24 Nicholas Barnes Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s ME
25 Richard Jones Renvale RT ME
26 David Duggan Individual Member ME
27 Chris Metcalfe Fabric Cycling ME
28 Ross Harnden Malvern Cycle Sport MU23
29 Iain Paton Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers ME
30 Thomas Payton Stourbridge CC ME
31 David Earth Steve Poole Plant HireRaleigh ME
32 Robert Watson Paceline Cycles North ME
33 William Gascoyne Sherwood Pines Cycles- Forme MU23
34 Bruce Dalton Team Kinesis UK ME
35 Billy Harding PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield MU23
36 Robert Burns Islabikes ME
37 Ewan Grivell-Mellor Mid Shropshire Wheelers MU23
38 Scott Chalmers Magspeed Racing ME
39 James Hyde Renvale RT ME
40 James Edmond Mountain Goat Coaching MU23
41 Niall Davis Individual Member ME
42 Robin Short Pedalsport Cycling Club ME
43 James Garrett Rugby Velo ME
44 Anthony Neave Stourbridge CC MU23
45 Scott Wilson Team Elite ME
46 Martin Woffindin ME
47 Ian Lee Royal Air Force CC ME
48 Samuel Morris Revolutions Racing MU23
49 Paddy Scullion Mid Cornwall Cycling Club MU23
50 James Madgwick Bloodwise QSW MU23
51 Chris Roberts Hafren CC ME
52 Nick Morris Clee Cycles ME
53 Ben Yarnold Islabikes ME
54 Ben Dransfield KTM Impsport RT MU23
55 Gareth Vickers Stourbridge CC ME

Women/Junior/Under 23
1 Harriet Harnden T-Mo Racing J
2 Ffion James Abergavenny Road Club U23
3 Sophie Thackray PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield U23
4 Sophie Wright Renvale RT U23
5 Hannah Payton Team Kinesis UK FE
6 Bethany Crumpton Storey Racing FE
7 Emily Wasdsworth Beeline Bicycles RT U23
8 Amira Mellor PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield U23
9 Amy Perryman Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s J
10 Margriet Kloppenburg Individual Member FE
11 Sarah Lomas LIV AWOL U23
12 Fiona Turnbull Speedflex Race Team J
13 Anna Kay EDCO Continental U23
14 Rebecca Preece Leisure Lakes FE
15 Kate Eedy Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com FE
16 Joanne Clay TORQ Performance FE
17 Ruby Miller Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s FE
18 Sinead Burke PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield FE
19 Alderney Baker Team Empella Cyclo-Cross J
20 Lily Greenhalgh East Bradford CC J
21 Emily Ashwood WXC World Racing J
22 Marie Lynn EDCO Continental J
23 Hannah Saville U23
24 Katie Scott Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s J
25 Poppy Cooke PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield J
26 Madeleine Gammons TeamVision Innovative Leisure U23
27 Xan Crees Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com J
28 Isla Rowntree Islabikes FE
29 Emma Knight Evans Cycles Race Team FE
30 Nicole Clarke Birkenhead North End J
31 Emily Bridson LIV AWOL J
32 Ella Freeman Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s J
33 Connie Hayes LIV AWOL J
34 Clare Ross Brixton Cycles Club FE
101 Rosie Brown Cotswold Cycles-TREK FE
102 Emma Jane Hornsby VC Londres FE
103 Sophie Ramsden East Bradford CC J

Junior Men
1 Ben Tulett Beeline Bicycles RT
2 Cameron Mason Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers
3 Oliver Draffan Derwentside CC
4 Jenson Young PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
5 Toby Barnes Lichfield City CC
6 Harry Birchill Southfork
7 Callum Macleod
8 Marcus Holmes Lichfield City CC
9 Matthew Ellis Steve Poole Plant HireRaleigh
10 Matthew Taylor Shibden Cycling Club
11 Sean Flynn Edinburgh RC
12 Euan Cameron PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
13 Charlie Aldridge Stirling Bike Club
14 Jacob Knight Solihull CC
15 Harrison Knight Solihull CC
16 Will Cooper Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
17 Edward Davies Dulwich Paragon CC
18 Joe Howcroft PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
19 Oliver Howson PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
20 Callum Wilson Huddersfield Star Wheelers
21 Oliver Snodden SF Racing
22 Barney Clacy Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
23 Adam McGarr
24 Timothy Elsmore-Martin Fossa Racing
25 James Swadling Nottingham Clarion CC
26 Freddie Grover Fast Test Racing Team
27 Joseph Law Green Jersey RT
28 Joe Coukham Shibden Cycling Club
29 George Bazley Bristol Cycling Development
30 Matthew Lister Paul Milnes Bradford Olympic
31 Finn Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
32 Harry Walshaw Shibden Cycling Club
33 William Thackray Paul Milnes Bradford Olympic
34 Cory Edmondson Nutcracker Altura Racing
35 Ben Dowson Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
36 Fraser Ayears Welland Valley CC
37 Henry Lloydlangston Halesowen A & CC
38 Joel Hawkins Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
39 Harry Dridge Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
40 Jonny Gill PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
41 Sebastian Bacon Wolverhampton Wheelers
42 Alexander Harper Solihull CC
43 Fletcher Adams Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma’s
44 Thomas Clarke Palmer Park Velo RT
45 Joseph Allan Derwentside CC
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Under 16 Girls
1 Anna Flynn Edinburgh RC
2 Millie Couzens PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
3 Josie Nelson Lichfield City CC
4 Maddie Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
5 Eluned King Towy Riders
6 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
7 Sarah Briggs Matlock CC
8 Charlotte-Louise McGreevy LIV AWOL
9 Roisin Lally Derwentside CC
10 Anna Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
11 Chloe Hinchliffe Bradford Olympic
12 Lotta Mansfield The MI Racing Academy
13 Lucy Hart Mid Shropshire Wheelers
14 Amelie Wayte The MI Racing Academy
15 Ella Lawrence Solent Pirates
16 Amy Cantelo Solent Pirates
17 Isla Mason Redditch Road & Path CC
18 Ellie Dilks Cycle Derby CC
19 Lucy Buckley Cycle Derby CC
20 Iona Moir LIV AWOL
21 Emily Conn Palmer Park Velo RT

Under 14 Girls
1 Ella Maclean-Howell Cardiff J.I.F.
2 Grace Lister Wolverhampton Wheelers
3 Anoushka Minale Hub V?lo
4 Zoe Backstedt Maindy Flyers Youth CC
5 Amelia Cox Bicester Millennium CC
6 Hermione Pickering Paul Milnes Cycles
7 Libby Bell Leicester Forest CC
8 Ella Jamieson Clifton CC
9 Freya Evans The Bulls
10 Isla Blain Halesowen A & CC
11 Harriet Limb Matlock CC
12 Daphne Jones Mid Shropshire Wheelers
13 Eleanor Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC
14 Florence Lissaman Newark Castle CC
15 Beatrice Pauley St Ives CC
16 Elizabeth McKinnon Derwentside CC
17 Holly Bailey Heanor Clarion CC
18 Sapphire Curtis St Ives CC
19 Annabel Parker Matlock CC
20 Fay Garner Welland Valley CC
21 Evie Steed Bolsover & District CC
22 Freya Whiteside Ilkley Cycling Club
23 Annabel Shunburne Matlock CC
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Under 16 Boys
1 Joseph Pidcock PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
2 Emile Alexander Lichfield City CC
3 Oliver Stockwell Welwyn Wheelers CC
4 Alec Gregory Pedal Power Loughborough
5 Daniel Barnes Lichfield City CC
6 Jamie Johnston Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers
7 Matti Egglestone Beacon Wheelers
8 Joshua Giddings The MI Racing Academy
9 Rory McGuire Leslie Bike Shop/Bikers
10 Ben Chilton Derby Mercury RC
11 Finlay Pickering PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
12 Adam Bent Nutcracker Altura Racing
13 Sam Murray SCOTT Racing
14 Matthew Kingston Lichfield City CC
15 Kieran Riley Langdale Lightweights RT
16 Simon Wyllie Halesowen A & CC
17 Sam Bishop Charlotteville CC
18 Sam Freeman Solent Pirates
19 Ethan Whiteside East Bradford CC
20 Adam Lightfoot Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
21 George Ball Furness Future Flyers
22 Iwan Evans The Bulls
23 Callum Reid Speedflex Race Team
24 Aidan Lawrence C and N Cycles RT
25 Archie Peet Welwyn Wheelers CC
26 Jack Ackroyd East Bradford CC
27 Edward Woodward The MI Racing Academy
28 Joe Thorp Macclesfield Wheelers
29 Duncan Pritchard Palmer Park Velo RT
30 Bryn Richards Bourne Wheelers CC
31 Taylor Carr Lichfield City CC
32 Lucien Cuming East Bradford CC
33 Joseph Blackmore Team Darenth
34 Max Poole PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
35 Michael Newall Cycle Derby CC
36 Arthur Boulton Banjo Cycles
37 Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth CC
38 Henry Johnson Team Striking Bikes
39 Sam Ryland The Bulls
40 Matthew Wells Tyneside Vagabonds CC
41 Ryan Greaves Mid Shropshire Wheelers
42 Samuel Holwill Hafren CC
43 George Marshall Cardiff JIF
44 David Hird Halesowen A & CC
45 Jacob Jones Solihull CC
46 Josh Field Halesowen A & CC
47 Harry Denness Salt & Sham Cycle Club
48 Harrison Lee Hetton Hawks Cycling Club
49 Alfie Savage Furness Future Flyers
50 Spencer Davies CC Abergavenny/JP Signs
51 Samuel Howes Sleaford Whls CC
52 Gareth Davies Palmer Park Velo RT
53 Conor Jones Solihull CC
54 Tyler Koch Mossley CRT
55 Owen Lightfoot Bourne Whls CC
56 Alexander Ball West Lothian Clarion CC
57 Joshua Mitchell Individual Member
58 Marcus Hiley Pedalsport Cycling Club
59 Lachlan Hacker North Cheshire Clarion
60 Aled Trott Abergavenny Road Club
61 Zack Harrop Mossley CRT
62 Luke Prenelle Lee Valley Youth CC
63 Oscar Laight Halesowen A & CC
64 Thomas Crapper Abergavenny Road Club
65 George Gould Hillingdon Slipstreamers

Under 14 Boys
1 Joshua Tarling West Wales Cycle RT
2 Christopher Hilbert Sherwood Pines Cycles
3 Huw Buck-Jones Dyffryn Conwy
4 Euan Woodliffe Welwyn Wheelers CC
5 Riley Blackmore PH-MAS/Paul Milnes/Oldfield
6 Griff Lewis Ystwyth Cycling Club
7 Max Greensill Rapid Racer Products
8 Sullivan Berry Redditch Road & Path CC
9 Caelan Miller Welwyn Wheelers CC
10 Jamie Gostick Palmer Park Velo RT
11 Alex Barker Halesowen A & CC
12 Ben Askey RST Racing Team
13 Luke Harris Halesowen A & CC
14 Michael Tait Derwentside CC
15 Jude Chamberlain Team Milton Keynes
16 Mark Lightfoot Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
17 Scott Fisher Furness Future Flyers
18 Alex Galpin Bourne Wheelers CC
19 Ben Ramsden East Bradford CC
20 Joseph Brookes Halesowen A & CC
21 Seb Cliffe Ilkley Cycling Club
22 Oliver Tandy Solihull CC
23 Thomas Wadsworth Beeline Bicycles RT
24 Sebastien Cuming East Bradford CC
25 Tom Scott Holmfirth Cycling Club
26 Owen Thompson Bronte Tykes Junior CC
27 Jenson Harris Avid Sport
28 Edward Hopkins The MI Racing Academy
29 Arlo Carey Palmer Park Velo RT
30 Dominic Switzer Welland Valley CC
31 Nathan Hardy Cycle Club Ashwell (CCA)
32 Ethan Cuerden Eastlands Velo
33 Daniel Holmes Tyneside Vagabonds CC
34 Joseph Smith Iceni Velo
35 Oliver Akers Holmfirth Cycling Club
36 Harry Ellison Pedalsport Cycling Club
37 Dominic Bell Sutton Cycling Club/C&NCycles
38 Rory Knowles The MI Racing Academy
39 Tomos Pattinson Halesowen A & CC
40 Harry Jordan Eastlands Velo
41 Harry Clarke Palmer Park Velo RT
42 Owen Prenelle Lee Valley Youth CC
43 Thomas White Wolverhampton Whls
44 Otto Chilton Derby Mercury RC
45 Jasper Dilks Cycle Derby CC
46 Oliver Griggs Hub V?lo
47 Dan Galpin Bourne Wheelers CC
48 Felix Hodges Abergavenny Road Club
49 Ethan Pratten Cardiff JIF
50 Spike Elwell East Bradford CC
51 Douglas Main Derby Mercury RC
52 Ethan Grimshaw Eastlands Velo
53 Calum Moir Hub V?lo



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