Startlist: 4th Chorley Grand Prix

116 hilly miles face the riders in the 4th Edition of the Chorley Grand Prix as the season starts proper in the UK

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Startlist: 4th Chorley Grand Prix

Sunday 15th April
HQ: All Seasons Leisure Centre, Water St, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1EX

Lap distance: 23.2 miles / 37.3 km
Race distance: 5 laps, 116.0 miles / 186.7 km

Photo recap on 2017

1. All calm as they approach the climb for the first time

2. A breakaway did form on that first lap though with plenty of numbers and strong legs

3. As the laps went by though, the climb saw the break split as was the peloton behind and selections were being made

4. With still another lap to do after the one he had just started, Matt Holmes of Madison Genesis was solo chasing down the break and the race behind in bits

5. Little group after little group was battling the wind…

6 And eventual winner Ian Bibby was still in the third group on the road

7. With a lap to go, Holmes and others had joined the leaders and there was a strong group at the front

8. Behind, what was left of the race chasing the break down …. around fourth wheel in this group is Bibby ….

9. And just over a lap later, Bibby won by a big margin on his own

10. Kamil Gradek outsprints Edward Laverack and Dexter Gardias for second place. Richard Handley of Madison Genesis is the final rider in this group

11. Rory Townsend of Canyon Eisberg still has enough gas left to win the group sprint for 6th after being out front all day

Joshua Outram wins the sprint a few seconds later for 10th.

1 Ian Bibby JLT Condor
2 Kamil Gradek One Pro Cycling
3 Edward Laverack JLT Condor
4 Dexter Gardias BIKE Channel Canyon
5 Richard Handley Madison Genesis
6 Rory Townsend (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon
7 Robert Partridge BIKE Channel Canyon
8 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor
9 Connor Swift (u23) Madison Genesis
10 Joshua Outram (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT
11 Enrique Sanz Raleigh GAC
12 Charlie Tanfield (u23) Brother NRG Driverplan
13 Etienne Georgi (u23) Team Wiggins
14 Liam Holohan Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
15 Max Stedman (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon

The Course

Richard Handley of Madison Genesis has this to say about the course: “The main climb of Sheephouse Lane is pretty long for the UK. There’s still a fair bit of riding to the line after the fifth and final ascent but it has played a massive part in how the race has been won in every edition. I imagine a break will go as normal but it’s unlikely it’ll get too far up the road.”

The ideal scenario for us is to get someone in the break who we can rely on and give the team a slightly more relaxed ride in the peloton. It’s such a hard circuit though that an organised strong group could get across – maybe gaining two minutes from the last climb depending on the wind – so everyone will have to be on their toes. I think we have a pretty rounded team for the race and we need to make sure we’re well represented on that last lap and have numbers there to give us a good shot”

Provisional Competitor List
(team line ups may are liable to change)

1 Dexter Gardias Canyon Eisberg
2 James Lowsley-Williams Canyon Eisberg
3 Matthew Nowell Canyon Eisberg
4 Alex Paton Canyon Eisberg
5 Jack Pullar Canyon Eisberg
6 Max Steadman Canyon Eisberg
7 Andy Tennant Canyon Eisberg
8 Rory Townsend Canyon Eisberg

9 Russ Downing Holdsworth Pro Racing
10 Seid Lidze Holdsworth Pro Racing
11 Conn McDunphy Holdsworth Pro Racing
12 Sean McKenna Holdsworth Pro Racing
13 Damien Shaw Holdsworth Pro Racing
14 Bjorn Thurau Holdsworth Pro Racing
15 Dermot Trulock Holdsworth Pro Racing
16 Mattia Viel Holdsworth Pro Racing

17 Edmund Bradbury JLT Condor (former winner)
18 Graham Briggs JLT Condor
19 James Gullen JLT Condor
20 Edward Laverack JLT Condor

21 Isaac Mundy Madison Genesis
22 Michael Cuming Madison Genesis
23 Richard Handley Madison Genesis
24 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis
25 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis
26 George Pym Madison Genesis
27 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis
28 Connor Swift Madison Genesis

29 Thomas Baylis One Pro Cycling
30 Karol Domagalski One Pro Cycling
31 Emils Liepins One Pro Cycling
32 Alexandar Richardson One Pro Cycling
33 Jacob Scott One Pro Cycling
34 Szymon Tracz One Pro Cycling
35 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling

36 ?? Team Wiggins
37 Nathan Draper Team Wiggins
38 Thomas Pidcock Team Wiggins
39 Oliver Robinson Team Wiggins
40 Jacques Sauvagnargues Team Wiggins
41 Robert Scott Team Wiggins
42 Reece Wood Team Wiggins
43 Jesse Yates Team Wiggins

44 Julio Alberto Amores Palacios Vitus Pro Cycling
45 Joshua Hunt Vitus Pro Cycling
46 Harrison Jones Vitus Pro Cycling
47 Deins Kanepejs Vitus Pro Cycling
48 Adam Kenway Vitus Pro Cycling
49 Grant Martin Vitus Pro Cycling
50 Timothy Torrie Vitus Pro Cycling
51 Ben Walsh Vitus Pro Cycling

52 Toby Atkins ActiveEdge Race Team
53 Laurence Kirby ActiveEdge Race Team
54 Alexandre Touche ActiveEdge Race Team

56 Tarn Fynn Crimson Performance Race Team
57 Matt Hallam Crimson Performance Race Team
58 Ben Harrison Crimson Performance Race Team
59 Tom Lowe Crimson Performance Race Team

60 Benjamin Trippier Crimson Performance Race Team

61 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
62 Daniel Pullen Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
63 Charlie Renshaw Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
64 Kieran Savage Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
65 Louis Szymanski Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
67 Harry Yates Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield

68 Matthew Exley Flamme Rouge Cycling Team
69 Elliot Haigh Flamme Rouge Cycling Team
70 William Scott Flamme Rouge Cycling Team
71 Jack Steel-Jessop Flamme Rouge Cycling Team
72 Ollie Taylor Flamme Rouge Cycling Team

74 Richie Allen GS Metro
75 Zeb Kyffin GS Metro

76 Scott Probert Morvelo Basso RT
77 Stephen Bradbury Morvelo Basso RT
78 Dante Carpenter Morvelo Basso RT
79 Ben Manfield-York Morvelo Basso RT
80 Benjamin Marks Morvelo Basso RT
81 Michael Mottram Morvelo Basso RT

84 William Brown Ribble Cycling
85 Lawrence Carpenter Ribble Cycling
86 David Hewett Ribble Cycling
87 Gruffudd Lewis Ribble Cycling
88 Alex Luhrs Ribble Cycling

89 Matthew Clements Richardsons-Trek RT
90 Tobias Dahlhaus Richardsons-Trek RT
91 James Jenkins Richardsons-Trek RT
92 Oliver Maxwell Richardsons-Trek RT
93 Joshua Outram Richardsons-Trek RT
94 Thomas Power Richardsons-Trek RT
95 James Rix Richardsons-Trek RT
96 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT

97 Joe Evans Saint Piran
98 Cameron Jeffers Saint Piran
99 Steve Lampier Saint Piran
100 Fraser Martin Saint Piran
101 Samuel Williams Saint Piran

102 Marcus Burnett Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
103 Thomas Bustard Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
104 Frazier Carr Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
105 Douglas Coleman Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
106 Christopher Dredge Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
107 Rupert Graham Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
108 Charlie Passfield Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
109 Jordan Peacock Spirit Tifosi Racing Team

110 James Ambrose-Parish TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
111 Oliver Cliff TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
112 Fabian Horrocks TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
113 James McKay TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
114 Max McMurdo TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
115 Daniel Nieto TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
116 James O’Connell TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT
117 David Reece TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT

118 Eugene Cross Team B38 / Underpin Racing
119 Freddie Jagger Team B38 / Underpin Racing
120 Andrew Nichols Team B38 / Underpin Racing
121 Jude Taylor Team B38 / Underpin Racing

122 Kieran Brady Team KTM UK
123 Callum Ferguson Team KTM UK
124 Will Fox Team KTM UK
125 Jordan Reed Team KTM UK
126 Fraser Rounds Team KTM UK
127 Gavin Taylor Team KTM UK
128 Andrew Turner Team KTM UK
129 Julian Varley Team KTM UK

130 Joe Charley Team PB Performance
131 James Hill Team PB Performance
132 Tristan Robbins Team PB Performance
133 Bradley Symonds Team PB Performance

134 Daniel Coombe Wales Racing Academy
135 Owen Line Wales Racing Academy
136 William Roberts Wales Racing Academy
137 James Tillett Wales Racing Academy
138 Samuel Tillett Wales Racing Academy

139 Matthew Clarke Wheelbase Castelli MGD
140 Angus Claxton Wheelbase Castelli MGD
141 Alex Dalton Wheelbase Castelli MGD
142 Ryan Fenwick Wheelbase Castelli MGD
143 George Fowler Wheelbase Castelli MGD
144 Mark McGuire Wheelbase Castelli MGD
145 Alex Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Castelli MGD
146 Jack Stanton-Warren Wheelbase Castelli MGD

147 Richard Taylor Harry Middleton Cycling Club
148 Tom Chandler Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
149 Daniel Patten Team Merlin
150 Liam Walsh VC St Raphael
151 Karl Baillie Bryan Steel Academy
152 Thomas Booth Bryan Steel Academy
153 Luke Hind Bryan Steel Academy
154 David Ogg Bryan Steel Academy
155 George Sewell Bryan Steel Academy

156 Isaac Appleby N-Fuse Identity Racing
157 Elliot Reed N-Fuse Identity Racing
158 Joe Swinnerton Swinnerton Cycles
159 Antony Richardson Royal Air Force CA
160 James Jobber
162 Edward Roberts Rhos On Sea Cycling Club
163 Joshua Haasz VC Londres
165 Elliot Harrison Leisure Lakes
167 Matthew Downie TAAP Cervelo
168 Adam Darbyshire VCUK
169 Declan Hudson Liverpool Century RC
170 Luke Jackson Harry Middleton Cycling Club

… continued after advert


Previous Results

1 Ian Bibby JLT Condor
2 Kamil Gradek One Pro Cycling
3 Edward Laverack JLT Condor
4 Dexter Gardias BIKE Channel Canyon
5 Richard Handley Madison Genesis
6 Rory Townsend (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon
7 Robert Partridge BIKE Channel Canyon
8 Jonathan Mould JLT Condor
9 Connor Swift (u23) Madison Genesis
10 Joshua Outram (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT
11 Enrique Sanz Raleigh GAC
12 Charlie Tanfield (u23) Brother NRG Driverplan
13 Etienne Georgi (u23) Team Wiggins
14 Liam Holohan Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
15 Max Stedman (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon
16 Matthew Nowell (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon
17 George Pym Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
18 Thomas Stewart One Pro Cycling
19 Dan Fleeman Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
20 Adrià Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC
21 Adam Kenway Raleigh GAC
22 Oliver Maxwell (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT
23 Zachery May (u23) Metaltek Kuota Racing Team
24 Michael Cuming Neon-Velo Cycling Team
25 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffie
26 Ryan Perry Raleigh GAC
27 James Lowsley-Williams BIKE Channel Canyon
28 Julian Varley (u23) Team KTM
29 Joshua Hunt One Pro Cycling
30 Jack Pullar BIKE Channel Canyon

1 Edmund Bradbury NFTO 04:52:45
2 Dale Appleby NFTO 0:42
3 Dexter Gardias Pedal Heaven st
4 Steve Lampier JLT Condor 0:47
5 James Lowsley-Williams NFTO 01:05
6 Jonathan McEvoy NFTO 01:20
7 Gruffudd Lewis Madison Genesis 01:33
8 Craig Wallace Raleigh GAC 01:38
9 James Gullen Pedal Heaven 02:40
10 Connor Swift Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield 02:50
11 Daniel Patten Team Wiggins 02:55
12 Russell Downing JLT Condor 03:06
13 Adria Moreno Sala Raleigh GAC 03:17
14 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT 03:29
15 Steven Lawley SportGrub Cycling Team 04:03
16 Jack Pullar Pedal Heaven st
17 Jake Womersley Pedal Heaven 04:14
18 Evan Oliphant Raleigh GAC st
19 Rhys Howells Richardsons-Trek RT 04:39
20 Rhys Lloyd NFTO 04:43
21 Jake Tanner Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield st
22 Steven Roach Raleigh GAC st
23 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis st
24 Stephen Williams JLT Condor 05:41
25 Fraser Martin Raleigh GAC st
26 Ben Hetherington Planet X – Northside Cycling 05:46
27 Adam Kenway Metaltek Kuota 05:53
28 Alex Orrell-Turner Wheelbase Altura MGD 06:09
29 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis 06:11
30 Joel Lewis Wheelbase Altura MGD 06:25
… continued after advert


1 Ian Bibby NFTO E 4:39:14
2 Steve Lampier Raleigh GAC E 15
3 Morgan Kneisky Raleigh GAC 22
4 Karol Domagalski Raleigh GAC E st
5 Eddie Dunbar NFTO 1 26
6 Adria Moreno Sala Velosure Starley Primal 2 33
7 Mark McNally Madison Genesis 1 41
8 Richard Handley JLT Condor E st
9 Wouter Sybrandy Nuun-Sigma Sport-London RT 1 st
10 Yanto Barker One Pro Cycling E st
11 Liam Holohan Madison Genesis E 45
12 Dan Fleeman SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team E 57
13 Marcin Bialoblocki One Pro Cycling E 1:11
14 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT 1 st
15 Robert Partridge NFTO E 1:38
16 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling 1 2:00
17 Ryan Perry Army Cycling Union 1 4:51
18 Joshua Hunt One Pro Cycling 1 6:00
19 Steven Lawley 1 6:03
20 Stephen Williams Pedal Heaven RT E 6:06
21 Bradley Morgan Raleigh GAC st
22 Mike Northey Madison Genesis E st
23 Thomas Scully Madison Genesis E st
24 Thomas Moses JLT Condor E st
25 James McLaughlin Madison Genesis 2 st
26 Lloyd Chapman Richardsons-Trek RT 1 9:22
27 George Harper One Pro Cycling E 11:08
28 David McGowan Pedal Heaven RT E st
29 William Bjergfelt SportGrub KUOTA Cycling Team E st
30 David Creeggan Pedal Heaven RT 2 st





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