Results: Ryedale GP (Men & Women)

Graham Briggs and Anna Henderson were the big winners at the Ryedale Grand Prix on Sunday on a cold wet day in North Yorkshire

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Results: Ryedale GP (Men & Women)

On a cold cold, windy and wet day in the Howardian Hills of the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire, Anna Henderson and Graham Briggs triumphed in the Women’s and Men’s races.

In the Women’s race, it was a war of attrition as the Women’s peloton got smaller and smaller each lap and then over the closing laps, crashes and attacks saw the peloton split to bits and Anna Christian and Anna Henderson escaped. Despite being two very strong riders, their lead never looked big enough but hold on they did and despite cramp, Henderson outsprinted Christian to win the final Nataional Women’s Series race of 2018.

In the Men’s race, it was even better – one of the best races of the year – said organiser Bob Howden afterwards. A breakway of 11 riders escaped early on with Fraser Martin (Saint Piran), Richard Handley, George Pym and Jonny McEvoy (all Madison Genesis), Graham Briggs, Joey Walker, Tom Pidcock, Elliot Harison, Jacob Scott, Edmund Bradbury and Max Stedman (Canyon Eisberg).

They quickly had a lead of five minutes over the peloton and it looked like in the dreadful conditions the riders not in the break were not interested in a day in the rain. How wrong that was.

Chasers came and went but the real damage was when Canyon Eisbery put all their men on the front of bring the break back to within touching distance and 30 seconds was the best they managed. Out front as the race entered the final laps, the break started to split as the attacking began, riders were dropped and new riders joined it like Tom Moses went across with Erick Rowsell of Madison Genesis and then British champion Connor Swift also of Madison Genesis solo’d across the gap.

At the bell, Max Stedman was piling on the pressure in the break which was spread out over the climb through the Abbey grounds whilst the peloton had given up bringing the break back and was now over two minutes back. A break of five formed during that fateful last lap and coming into the finish climb, Jonny McEvoy led it out for Connor Swift before Graham Briggs used every ounce of energy left to get his front wheel over the line first ahead of Stedman who pipped a dying Swift with Tom Moses trapped on the barriers in fourth.

What. A. Race!

WOMEN
1 Anna Henderson Cycle Team OnForm 2:48:25
2 Anna Christian Trek-Drops +3
3 Mary Wilkinson Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel +12
4 Jennifer George Torelli-Brother +15
5 Illi Gardner YRDP st
6 Jennifer Powell NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
7 Holly MacMahon 4T+ Cyclopark +18
8 Claire Steels Fusion RT Veloperformance st
9 Chanel Mason Storey Racing +22
10 Ruth Summerford Fusion RT Veloperformance +26
11 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama +36
12 Annabel Fisher Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel +1:08
13 Laura Massey Torelli Brother +2:44
14 Alice Sharpe Torelli-Brother st
15 Anna Kay Storey Racing st
16 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama st
17 Jessica Finney Cycle Team OnForm st
18 Christina Wiejak Barrow Central Wheelers +2:48
19 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm st
20 Rosamund Bradbury Sigma Sports x Threo st
21 Kerry Middleton Sigma Sports x Threo st
22 Leah Dixon Cycle Team OnForm st
23 Emma Lewis Fusion RT Veloperformance +2:53
24 Jo Tindley NJC – Biemme – Echelon +2:55
25 Bethan Stubbs Bianchi Dama +4:12
26 Sophie Thackray PH-MAS/Paul Milnes Cycles +4:42
27 Hannah Larbalestier Boompods EDCO NRG +5:30
28 Francesca Cutts CC London +5:56
29 Florence Cox Velo Sport Jersey +7:30
30 Beth Harley-Jepson Edinburgh RC +7:34
31 Gabriella Shaw NJC – Biemme – Echelon +7:40
32 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Veloperformance +9:37
33 Gemma Sargent Cycle Team OnForm +11:23
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MEN
1 Graham Briggs JLT Condor 4:01:56
2 Maximilian Stedman Canyon Eisberg st
3 Connor Swift Madison Genesis st
4 Thomas Moses JLT Condor st
5 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis +25
6 Jacob Scott One Pro Cycling +1:00
7 Richard Handley Madison Genesis st
8 Erick Rowsell Madison Genesis st
9 Edmund Bradbury JLT Condor st
10 Joey Walker Team Wiggins +1:05
11 Joe Nally 100% ME +2:06
12 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis +2:09
13 Charlie Meradith Saint Piran +2:14
14 Tom Pidcock Team Wiggins +3:09
15 Isaac Mundy Madison Genesis st
16 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield st
17 Alistair Slater JLT Condor st
18 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling st
19 Thomas Stewart JLT Condor st
20 Joe Evans Saint Piran st
21 Etienne Gorgie Team Wiggins st
22 Matthew Clements Richardsons-Trek RT st
23 Scott Auld VC Touchy st
24 Julian Varley Team KTM UK st
25 William Harper Saint Piran st
26 Kieran Savage Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield st
27 Cameron Biddle Halesowen A & CC st
28 Grant Martin Vitus Pro Cycling st
29 Michael Cuming Madison Genesis st
30 Peter Kibble Wales Racing Academy st
31 James Gullen JLT Condor +3:22
32 Ian Bibby JLT Condor st
33 Thomas Baylis One Pro Cycling st
34 Jack Pullar Canyon Eisberg +4:06
35 Cameron Jeffers Saint Piran +4:09
36 Alex Dalton Wheelbase Castelli MGD +4:10
37 Lawrence Carpenter Ribble Cycling +4:12
38 Jake Alderman Saint Piran +4:15
39 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Team Wiggins st
40 Adam Kenway Vitus Pro Cycling +4:20
41 Marcus Culey St George Continental CT +4:34
42 Jude Taylor Team B38 / Underpin Racing +6:23
43 James Oram One Pro Cycling +7:40
44 Hayden McCormick One Pro Cycling st
45 Steve Lampier Saint Piran +7:42
46 Fraser Martin Saint Piran +8:07
47 Timothy Torrie Vitus Pro Cycling +8:22
48 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT +8:47
49 Jack Stanton-Warren Wheelbase Castelli MGD +9:17
50 Daniel Coombe Wales Racing Academy +9:19
51 Louis Szymanski Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield +10:15
52 Dillon Byrne VCUK +10:24
53 Gavin Taylor Team KTM UK +11:42
54 Joe Swinnerton Wheelbase Castelli MGD st
55 Oliver Maxwell Richardsons-Trek RT +12:04
56 Jordan Reed Team KTM UK +14:02

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