Result: British Junior Road Race Championships

Eluned King and Oliver Stockwell of Team Ribble win their British Junior Road Race Championships at Bassingham in Lincolnshire on July 28

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Result: British Junior Road Race Championships

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Women’s Race
The Women’s event finished with a bunch kick containing all the favourites where Eluned King sprinted well clear of her rivals to clinch the British champion’s stripes.

Thirty one riders rolled out of Bassingham to compete for the junior women’s champion’s jersey in light rain in a race comprising five laps of a pan flat 10-mile circuit. After 20 miles of cagey racing, the pace rose with several attacks on the wide and exposed roads which caused the race to line-out and several riders dropped off the back.

With six riders dropped from the bunch and pulled out with a four minute cut off, around 20 riders came into the closing stages together with Cycle Team On Form and Liv Cycling Club-patrolling the front of the race. First year junior King broke away with eight miles remaining but was quickly chased down by the peloton. Storey Racing tried to control the race and they lead-out Elynor Backstedt for the victory only for King to capitalise and take the sprint finish in a Welsh 1-2. Backstedt was second while Maddie Wadsworth (Cycle Team On Form) finished third.

“It’s really good as it was quite a weird race as it was on and off so I’m really happy to win,” said King. “The last three kilometres were so cagey as there were quite a few corners so I thought I had to stay in the top five. I would rather get rolled on the line than crash in the last few corners. I tried to attack three times during the last two laps but there was quite a strong tail-wind so everything was just coming back together. There were a few attacks but it was more people just trying to keep the pace high for the whole race.”

Men’s Race
In the afternoon, there was a super agressive Men’s race blighted only by crashes on the slippery corners after a wet weekend in Lincolnshire.

Last year’s Under-16 Circuit Race Champion, Oliver Stockwell (Ribble Pro Cycling) sprinted well clear of his rivals to beat Max Walker (Equiom IOM) and Aaron Freeman (Chelmer CC) who were part of a nineteen rider leading group that stayed clear.

Zach Bridges (Ribble Pro Cycling) attacked out of the neutralised section and was soon joined by James Harrison (Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team) and Samuel Watson (Fenshaw Homes-MAS Design). The breakaway quickly grew to eight riders with Oscar Nilsson-Julien (VC Londres), Alexander Dent (Spokes Racing Team), -Bryn Davies (The Bulls), Adam Mitchell (Spokes Racing Team) and David Hird (Halesowen A&CC) joining the head of the race.

The eight riders quickly built a lead of over 30 seconds despite the chase growing behind. However, the group’s luck changed when Bridges suffered a mechanical and needed a new bike before moments later Watson and Nilsson-Julien slid out on a wet bend and crashed.

More breaks came and went before a 19 rider group escaped which went clear with around half of the 70-mile flat race remaining. There were attacks on the closing laps of the race from this group which had been working well together and defying the strong chase behind. Even eventual winner Oliver Stockwell had tried to attack himself but nothing was escaping on this flat circuit and the victory was going to be decided in a bunch sprint.

Stockwell takes up the story: “Coming into the finish I saw the Isle of Man boys working together so I grabbed on that. It worked perfectly. There was an attack with a kilometre to go which strung us all out so played into my hands because it was a lot easier to get into position. I have won it (National title) before but this one is special as I can wear the jersey all year” explained the first year junior.

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WOMENS
1 Eluned King Liv Cycling Club – Halo Cycles FWJ1 2:03:32 2:03:32
2 Elynor Backstedt Storey Racing WJ1 2:03:32 2:03:32
3 Maddie Wadsworth Cycle Team OnForm FWJ3 2:03:32 2:03:32
4 Alice Towers RST/Cycle Division Racing Team FWJ2 2:03:32 2:03:32
5 Kate Wootton Cycle Team OnForm WJ1 2:03:32 2:03:32
6 Josie Nelson RST/Cycle Division Racing Team FWJ2 2:03:32 2:03:32
7 Caitlin Peters Storey Racing WJ2 2:03:32 2:03:32
8 Olivia Bent Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Velo WJ2 2:03:32 2:03:32
9 Abi Smith RFDA FWJ2 2:03:32 2:03:32
10 Anna Shackley Team 22 WJ1 2:03:34 2:03:34 0:02
11 Sophie Lewis Cycle Team OnForm FWJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
12 Amelia Sharpe Liv Cycling Club – Halo Cycles WJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
13 Danielle Parker Storey Racing FWJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
14 Beth Morrow Edinburgh RC FWJ3 2:03:34 2:03:34
15 Flora Knight Team 22 FWJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
16 Abbie Manley Hargroves-Montezuma’s WJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
17 Katie Scott Cycle Team OnForm WJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
18 Polly Burge Abellio – SFA Racing Team FWJ2 2:03:34 2:03:34
19 Jessica Morrish North Devon Wheelers WJ3 2:03:34 2:03:34
20 Poppy Wildman SF Racing WJ3 2:03:37 2:03:37 0:05
21 Sarah Briggs RFDA FWJ3 2:03:37 2:03:37
22 Alderney Baker Team Empella Cyclo-Cross.Com WJ2 2:03:37 2:03:37
23 Amy Monkhouse Storey Racing WJ2 2:03:37 2:03:37
24 Elizabeth Marvelly LIV AWOL WJ2 2:03:37 2:03:37
25 Megan Panton Project 51 WJ2 2:03:44 2:03:44 0:12
26 Lucy Gadd Storey Racing WJ2 2:04:08 2:04:08 0:36
27 Amelie Wayte Cycling Performance Squad FWJ2 47:43 3 2:25:04 21:32
28 Phoebe Brown RFDA WJ3 47:43 3 2:25:04
29 Eve Mcinerney Cycle Team OnForm WJ4 47:43 3 2:25:04
30 Neve Hattee Cycle Team OnForm WJ3 49:18 3 2:29:53 26:21
31 Josie Griffin Cycle Team OnForm WJ2 49:39 3 2:30:57 27:25
32 Rebecca Dawes RFDA FWJ3 55:54 3 2:49:57 4
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MENS
1 Oliver Stockwell Team Ribble FJ1 2:29:53 2:29:53
2 Max Walker Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team J1 2:29:53 2:29:53
3 Aaron Freeman Chelmer CC FJ2 2:29:53 2:29:53
4 Leo Hayter VC Londres J1 2:29:53 2:29:53
5 Alex Haines HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team J1 2:29:53 2:29:53
6 Jack Rootkin-Gray Solihull CC FJ2 2:29:53 2:29:53
7 Joe Baker ZeroBC J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
8 Matti Dobbins RT 23 J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
9 Angus Hawkins Zappi Racing Team J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
10 Matthew Kingston RST/Cycle Division Racing Team FJ2 2:29:53 2:29:53
11 Max Rushby HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
12 Adam Mitchell Spokes Racing Team FJ2 2:29:53 2:29:53
13 Oliver Knight HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team J1 2:29:53 2:29:53
14 Oscar Onley Spokes Racing Team FJ2 2:29:53 2:29:53
15 Tom Couzens Zappi Racing Team J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
16 Joseph Bennett Flamme Rouge Cycling Team J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
17 Adam Scarffe Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team J2 2:29:53 2:29:53
18 Will Corkill Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team FJ2 2:30:15 2:30:15 0:22
19 Lewis Askey Backstedt Cycling J1 2:32:12 2:32:12 2:19
20 Thomas Gloag VC Londres J1 2:32:12 2:32:12
21 Robert Donaldson Fensham Howes – MAS Design FJ1 2:32:12 2:32:12
22 Joseph Pidcock Fensham Howes – MAS Design FJ2 2:32:37 2:32:37 2:44
23 William Foster Cyclesense J2 2:32:37 2:32:37
24 Alfred George Discovery Junior Cycling Club J1 2:32:37 2:32:37
25 Irfan Zaman Panagua CC J2 2:32:37 2:32:37
26 Joe Wilson Team Ribble J2 2:32:37 2:32:37
27 Iwan Evans The Bulls FJ2 2:32:44 2:32:44 2:51
28 Logan Maclean Spokes Racing Team J2 2:33:02 2:33:02 3:09
29 Matthew Finegan Team SB Hub FJ2 2:33:04 2:33:04 3:11
30 James Harrison Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team FJ2 2:33:06 2:33:06 3:13
31 Riley Searle Flamme Rouge Cycling Team J2 2:33:08 2:33:08 3:15
32 Farley Barber Pro Vision Race Team J2 2:33:08 2:33:08
33 Owain Roberts Backstedt Cycling J1 2:33:08 2:33:08
34 Max Bolton Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
35 Euan Macleod TEKKERZ CC FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
36 Euan Taylor Giant Cycling Club – Halo Films FJ3 2:33:08 2:33:08
37 James Wordsworth Fensham Howes – MAS Design FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
38 Dominic Pullen Propello FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
39 Aaron Stone Cycle Team OnForm J3 2:33:08 2:33:08
40 Thomas Wright Cycle Team OnForm FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
41 Dylan Westley HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team J2 2:33:08 2:33:08
42 George Wood Team JRC FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
43 Oliver Wollaston VC Londres FJ3 2:33:08 2:33:08
44 Aaron King Spokes Racing Team FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
45 Liam James-Morris Backstedt Cycling FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
46 David Hird Halesowen A & CC FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
47 George Pittock Thanet RC FJ3 2:33:08 2:33:08
48 Jack Rutland Cycling Performance Squad FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
49 Hugo Lutz-Atkinson Team Ribble FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
50 Thomas Bates Team Wheelguru FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
51 Ewan Mackie Ilkeston Cycle Club FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
52 Ed Grandidge Mega Bike Race Team J2 2:33:08 2:33:08
53 Isaac Hudson ActiveEdge Race Team J2 2:33:08 2:33:08
54 Corrin Leeming Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team FJ2 2:33:08 2:33:08
55 Samuel Clark Hargroves-Montezuma’s J2 2:33:08 2:33:08
56 Tom Portsmouth Spiderking Soenens U19 development team J1 2:33:14 2:33:14 3:21
57 Euan Backus ZeroBC FJ2 2:33:14 2:33:14
58 Nesta Ferguson Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club J2 2:33:16 2:33:16 3:23
59 Bryn Davies The Bulls FJ2 2:33:17 2:33:17 3:24
60 Fergus Jones ZeroBC J2 2:33:17 2:33:17
61 Alexander Herd Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club J2 2:33:17 2:33:17
62 Tosh Teare Equiom IOM Junior Cycling Team J1 2:33:17 2:33:17
63 Oliver Rees HMT Hospitals Giant Cycling Team J1 2:33:17 2:33:17
64 Alexander Dent Spokes Racing Team J2 2:33:17 2:33:17
65 Zach Bridges Team Ribble J2 2:33:17 2:33:17
66 Jamie Crump Zappi Racing Team J1 2:39:17 2:39:1

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