Manx International Stage Race

This week, the major domestic  event over three days takes place – the Cycle 360 Manx International Stage Race on the Isle of Man starting on Friday and encompassing four stages over the three days

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Manx International Stage Race
2nd,3rd & 4th August | Event headquarters TT Grandstand, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, IM2 6DA

Round 9 of the 2019 National Men’s Road Series

 This week, the major domestic  event over three days takes place on the Isle of Man with the Cycle 360 Manx International Stage Race starting on Friday and encompassing four stages over the three days. The event, it is hoped, will take every two years. At the moment, the only stage race in the calendar is the Tour of Reservoir over two days.

With most of the British teams taking part, the event promises to be an event where the teams can target both stage victories and the overall placing. With the Tour of Britain qualification race decided, none of the negative things that has been associated with that during the season should hamper the racing on the Isle of Man. Instead, the teams will have four stages to do battle and race for jerseys, podiums and overall success.

A provisional start list is below. Teams I expect will release their confirmed line ups on social media in the coming days.

The Jerseys

General classification – Orange Jersey

Points competition (Callin Wild) – Green Jersey

King of the Mountains competition (Brother  UK) – Blue Polka Dots

Leading Manx Rider competition (The Stars Group ) – Red Jersey

Under-23 competition (Manx Telecom) – White Jersey

Under-23 Manx rider competition (Manx Telecom) – Blue Jersey

The Stages

Stage 1 Kermesse (2nd August) Isle of Man Business Park, Braddan 19:30 50 Laps (1.1km circuit)
The 2019 Manx International begins on Friday 2nd August with a Kermesse, which will see riders compete on 50-laps of a 0.7-mile (1.1Km) course in Braddan, on the outskirts of Douglas. The starts and finish will be on Cooil Road, with the circuit taking in a lap of the IOM Business Park.

Stage 2 Brother UK Hill Climb (3rd August) The Sloc, Colby 10:00 @ 1 min intervals 7.04KM
The Time Trial is a 3.8-mile climb of the Sloc, which is in the south of the Island. Riders must use a conventional Road Bike with Drop Handlebars – no Aero Bars or Clip-ons will be permitted. The climb peaks at 11% with a respite section in the middle before the final 2-miles up to the finish line.

Stage 3 Billown Road Race (3rd August) Billown, Castletown 16:00 15 laps/102.6KM
Stage Three on Saturday afternoon is a 15-lap Circuit race on the 4.3-mile Billown Road Racing Circuit, which was used in the old International Cycling Week for the Curwen’s Handicap. It is relatively flat with good road surfaces and typically makes for extremely fast racing.

Stage 4 Manx International Road Race (4th August) TT Mountain Circuit 13:00 3 laps/181.5KM
The 4th and final stage will take place on Sunday 4th August, starting and finishing at the TT Grandstand in Douglas. Riders will complete three of the 37.7-mile iconic Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Course, which includes the famous Snaefell mountain road climb.

Interesting prizes for the race
Combativity Award – Stages 1, 3 & 4 – A case of Bushy’s Beer

Lanterne Rouge – on GC – Case of Bushy’s Beer

Isle of Man Facts
– 33 miles long and 13 miles wide
– 221 square miles
– 85,000 approx. population
– 336 people per square mile
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Event Website here

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The famous Motorcycle TT Mountain Circuit was perfect for cyclists and cycle racing began seriously on the course with the Bicycle TT in 1936. Competitors were known
locally as ‘the silent ones’ in contrast to the roaring motorcycles of the TT Races.

The event evolved into Manx International Cycle Week, organised by Manx cycling legend Curwen Clague. During its illustrious history, the event attracted top professional cyclists including the multiple Tour de France winners Fausto Coppi, Jaques Anquetil, Laurent Fignon and the legendary Eddie Merckx. Irish hard man Sean Kelly and England’s Tom Simpson and Barry Hoban also raced on the Island, as did Scotland’s great climber Robert Millar, former Hour Record holder Graham Obree, and Team GB’s recent road captain, David Millar.

The Isle of Man International Road Race Meeting included the Manx International Road Race, held over three laps of the mountain circuit. Tom Simpson was a very popular winner in 1963 and again in 1967, while the 1979 event saw victory for local hero Steve Joughin, a highlight of his own successful professional cycling career. In 1993, the year he first broke the Hour Record, Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman set a blistering record time over the mountain circuit of 1 hour 23 minutes and 54 seconds, a record that stood until 2015, when another Olympic gold medallist, Peter Kennaugh, bettered the mark by 6 seconds.

Manx International Cycling Week, including events run over the mountain circuit, continued until 2003. In 2016, elite cycling returned to the Island with the successful
running of the Manx International as a round of the British National Series and in 2017 the British National Championships were hosted. This legacy of cycling events continues in 2019 with this year’s Cycle 360 Stage Race



Provisional Competitor List

1 Matthew Bostock – U23 Manx Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
2 Daniel Pearson Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
3 Ryan Christensen Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
4 Max Stedman Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
5 Alex Colman – U23 Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
6 Jacob Hennessy Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
7 Callum Macleod – U23 Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
8 Oliver Wood Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes
9 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis
10 Michael Cuming Madison Genesis
11 Joe Laverick – U23 Madison Genesis
12 Richard Handley Madison Genesis
13 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis
14 Thomas Moses Madison Genesis
15 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis
16 Joey Walker – U23 Madison Genesis
17 Ross Lamb SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
18 Edward Laverack SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
9 Jordan Reed – U23 SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
20 Tristan Robbins SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
21 Jacob Scott SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
22 George Wood SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
23 Julian Varley SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
24 Peter Williams SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
25 Edward Clancy OBE Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
26 Adam Kenway Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
27 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
28 Christopher McGlinchey Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
30 Frederik Scheske Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
31 Alistair Slater Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
32 Timothy Torrie – U23 Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother UK
33 Mark Christian – Manx Team Wiggins Le Col
35 Ben Healy – U23 Team Wiggins Le Col
36 Jacques Sauvagnargues – U23 Team Wiggins Le Col
37 Robert Scott – U23 Team Wiggins Le Col
38 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
39 Kieran Savage – U23 Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
40 Louis Szymanski Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield
41 Angus Fyffe Cycling Ulster
42 David Montgomery Cycling Ulster
43 Darnell Moore Cycling Ulster
44 Gareth O’Neill Cycling Ulster
45 Donal Shearer – U23 Cycling Ulster
46 Lindsay Watson Cycling Ulster
47 Matthew Clements – U23 Richardsons-Trek RT
48 Peter Cocker Richardsons-Trek RT
50 James Jenkins – U23 Richardsons-Trek RT
51 Isaac Mundy Richardsons-Trek RT
52 Joseph Sutton – U23 Richardsons-Trek RT
53 Joe Evans Saint Piran
54 William Harper Saint Piran
55 Cameron Jeffers Saint Piran
56 Steve Lampier Saint Piran
57 Oliver Maxwell Saint Piran
58 Thomas Bostock – U23 Manx Team Isle of Man
59 Conor Davies – U23 Manx Team Isle of Man
60 Jamie Fletcher – Manx Team Isle of Man
61 Matthew Looker – Manx Team Isle of Man
62 Ben Barlow – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
63 Finn Crockett – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
64 Harry Hardcastle – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
65 David Lines Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
66 Fraser Martin Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
67 Tom Martin – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
68 William Orrell-Turner – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
69 Cameron Richardson – U23 Wheelbase CabTech Castelli
70 Elliot Barratt – U23 Zappi Racing Team
71 Marcus Burnett – U23 Zappi Racing Team
72 Nathan Draper – U23 Manx Zappi Racing Team
73 Nic McKibbin – U23 Zappi Racing Team
74 Fergus Robinson – U23 Zappi Racing Team
75 Reece Wood – U23 Zappi Racing Team
76 Paul Wright – U23 Zappi Racing Team
77 Damien Clayton Ribble Pro Cycling
78 Jonathan Bourne Pro Vision Race Team
79 Alexander Simmons Pro Vision Race Team
80 Justus Erler RV Komet Delia og Koln
81 Tom Mazzone – Manx Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
82 Leon Mazzone – Manx Spirit Tifosi Racing Team
83 Archie Cross Team B38 / Cycles In Motion
84 Eugene Cross – U23 Team B38 / Cycles In Motion


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