Startlist: 52nd Clayton Velo Spring Classic

One of the most prolific winners in 2017, Ian Bibby heads the line up for the 52nd Clayton Velo Spring Classic on Feb 25


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Startlist: 52nd Clayton Velo Spring Classic

The North’s season opener hits the roads around Clitheroe Lancashire on Sunday 25th of February. The handicap format is retained for the 15th year and has attracted a big entry with an unprecedented number of 1st year Junior riders starting out on their road racing development.

Organiser Peter Boast said “It’s great to see of course but gives us a big headache in terms of selecting the field. We have a great mix of Pro riders, Vet’s and a seven rider Team Breeze women’s BC squad”.

The scratch group usually make the front of the race with around 2 or 3 laps to go but not so in 2016 when 1st year junior and now World Champion time trailist Tom Pidcock and Rob Scott took 1st and 2nd respectively, just holding off the charging local Ian Wilkinson.

The big names in the 26 rider scratch group who have to make up 7 minutes over the 58 miles includes Ian Bibby, Tom Moses and James Gullen JLT Condor, a 4 man team from Canyon Eisber including Andy Tennant, a strong team from Ribble Cycling, including past winner Si Wilson and super Vet Richard Houghton. Local ‘tester’ roadman Ryan Perry rides for the first time.

RACE HQ: Eddisford Junior School, Eddisford Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2LN

SIGN ON: Opens at 8.15 and closes at 9.20 sharp, after which nominated reserves will be allocated a place in the race in reserve number order.

RIDER BRIEFING 9.30 am: All riders must report inside race HQ by 9.25. Any rider who fails to attend or is late shall remain outside and only start the race at the discretion of the chief comm./assistant comm. The briefing outlines the race format and is also for your safety and that of race personnel and marshals please be there on time.

15 LAPS, Start on the unclassified road one mile East of Hodder Bridge, proceed towards Hodder Bridge and left at first cross roads (M) Proceed to junction with B6243 (M) Left on to B6243 direction Clitheroe, turn sharp left 150M from Eddisford Bridge (M) continue towards Bashall to turn left at junction (M) on to the start and finishing straight to complete lap of 3.9 mile, repeat for a further 14 Laps (15 in total) = 58.5 miles.

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Group 1 (Cat E,1,2,3 Women, Cat 3 Junior, and Cat 2,3 Vet Men )
1 Megan Baker L1 Team Breeze
2 Abigail Dentus L1 Team Breeze
3 Rhona Callander L2 Team Breeze
4 Jenny Holl L1 Team Breeze
5 Rebecca Raybould L2 Team Breeze
6 Lauren Dolan LE Team Breeze
7 Jessica Roberts LE Team Breeze
8 Darran Acton V3 Team Tactic
9 Sam Jackson V2 Pivate member
10 Matt Bulmer V3 All Terrain
11 Mark Dziobon V3 Lancashire RC V3
12 Craig Battersby V2 Team Chronomaster
13 Simon Deplitch V2 Team Chronomaster
14 Alexander Dent J3 Spokes RT
15 Scott Howieson J3 Spokes RT

16 Steve Whiiington V3 ABC Centerville
17 Ben Whitehead V3 ABC Centerville
18 Rick Flynn V3 Team SB Hub
19 Joshua Keers J3 Team SB Hub
20 Henry James J3 Team SB Hub
21 Harvey Stroh J3 Team SB Hub
22 Tristan Pilling J3 Team SB Hub
23 Sam Carmichael J3 Inovation racing
24 George Elliot J3 Inovation racing
25 Louis Evans J3 Inovation racing
26 Jack Smith J3 Inovation racing
27 Ben Moody J3 Team Backstedt
28 Cory Edmondson J3 Green Jersey RT
29 Charlie Paige J3 Green Jersey RT
30 Christopher Mann J3 Marsh Tracks-Trek

Gp 2 Cat 2,3 Men and Cat 1,2 Junior At 3.5 Mins
31 Martin Woffindin 2 Secret Training
32 Michael Ashurst 2 Onimpex Bio Racer
33 Ryan Pike 2 Onimpex Bio Racer
34 Paul Ashworth 2 East Lancs RC
35 Ben Barlow J1 Spokes RT
36 Steve Fidler 2 3C Payment Sport
37 Karl Freeman 2 Team Wheelguru
38 Lewis Hartley J2 Zappi RT
39 Mason Hollyman J1 Zappi RT
40 Dylan Hughes J2 Spokes RT
41 Guy Jones 3 Harry Middleton CC
42 George Wharton 2 Kent Valley RC
43 Oliver Rees J2 PH-MAS Paul Milnes
44 Craig Rogers J2 Birkenhead NE
45 Jimmy Smith 2 Specialized Chester
46 Toby Tanfield J2 JRT/Catley Lakeman
47 James Noonan J2 Hoppers Rollers
48 Joss Livesey 3
49 Michael Hall 2 TBW Bottecchia
50 Issac Peatfield J2 Green Jersey RT
51 Ross Prescott 2 N Fuse Identity racing
52 Elliot Reed 2 N Fuse Identity racing
53 Jordan Reed 2 Team KTM
54 Adam Robinson 2 Team KTM

Scratch Group. Pro, Elite teams, Cat 1 Men At 7 Min
55 Ian Bibby JLT Condor 67 Tom Bracegirdle Morvelo Basso
56 James Gullen JLT Condor
57 Tom Moses JLT Condor
58 Matt Nowell Canyon Eisberg
59 Jack Puller Canyon Eisberg
60 Louis Rose-Davies Canyon Eisberg
61 Andy Tennant Canyon Eisberg
62 Tommy Bustard Spirit Tifosi RT
63 Jack Waller Spirit Tifosi RT
65 Oliver Huszar Crimson Performance
66 Tom Lowe Crimson Performance
67 Tom Bracegirdle Morvelo Basso
68 James Claydon Bill Nickson RT
69 Wil Corbett Ribble Cycling
70 Tobias Dahlhaus Richardson Trek
71 Stephen Dent Baguet-MIBA
72 James Falconer MTS Cycle Sport
73 Richard Haughton VE Ribble Cycling
74 Cameron Jeffers Bill Nickson RT
75 Alex Lurhs Ribble Cycling

76 Fraser Martin Saint Piran
77 Ryan Perry Drag2Zero
78 Dan Pullen Giant Sheffield
79 Louis Szymanski Giant Sheffield
80 Si Wilson Ribble Cycling
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Reseves In order of acceptance and will take the number of a non starter
1 Bobby Horton J3 Green Jersey RT Group 1
2 Tarn Fynn 2 Crimson Performance Group 2
3 Phillip Lomas J3 Sportcity Velo Group 1
4 Christopher Dredge 2 Spirit Tifosi RT Group 2
5 Will King 2 PH-MAS Paul Milnes Group 2
6 Tom MCcANN 2 Group 2
7 Sam Pugh J3 Salt Ayre Cog Set Group 1
8 Tom Ashcroft 3 Bott Cycling Team Group 2

Former Winners/Podiums
2017 1. Jacob Hennessy 100% Me, 2. Dillon Byrne VCUK, 3. Michael Cumming Neon-Velo
2016 1. Tom Pidcock VCUK, 2.Rob Scott VCUK, 3.Ian Wilkinson Pedal Heaven
2015 1. Peter Williams One Pro, 2.Sam Williams One Pro, 3.Josh Hunt One Pro
2014: 1. Simon Wilson, 2. David McGowan, 3. Richard Handley
2013: 1. Richard Handley, 2. Ryan Mullen, 3. James Gullen
2012: 1. Richard Hepworth, 2. David McGowan, 3. Robert Hassan
2011: 1. Dean Downing, 1. Tom Murray (dead heat), 3. Tom Barras
2010: 1. Dan Craven, 2. Peter Williams, 3. Chris Newton
2009: 1. Rob Hayles, 2. Rob Partridge, 3. Mark McNally
2008: 1. Chris Newton, 2. Dean Downing, 3. Graham Briggs
2007: 1. Ian Stannard, 2. Alex Dowsett, 3. Mark McNally
2006: 1. Chris Newton, 2. Kevin Dawson, 3. Graham Briggs
2005: 1. Kevin Dawson, 2. David McGowan, 3. Ian Wilkinson
2004: 1. Kevin Dawson, 2. Jack Hill, 3. Philip West
2003: 1. Gary Adamson, 2. Kevin Dawson, 3. Ian Wilkinson
2002: 1. Bill Nickson, 2. Chris Burrows, 3. Hamish Haynes
2001: Cancelled,
2000: 1. Robin Sharman, 2. Ian Cuthbertson, 3. Hamish Haynes
1999: 1. Mark Lovatt, 2. Alistair Kay, 3. Neil Swithenbank



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