Report: British Team Cup on Zwift

With Covid lockdown in place, Lisa West took to the Internet Zwift to the British Team Cup series up and running with wins for Victoria Lovett (individual) and Saint Piran (team) 

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Report: British Team Cup on Zwift

By Jon Miles: With Covid lockdown in place, Lisa West took to the Internet Zwift to get our season up and running. Starting its 21st year, the famous series of team races saw a big field entered for the first ever Zwift event. Held in the always interesting country of Watopia, the course, with its 334 metres of climbing, was set to be 42.3 kms.

The race started at a fast pace with Charlotte Colclough-Bianchi Dama, Victoria Lovett-AWOL and Gail Robinson-TW1 leading the bunch. Two minutes into the race and a gap is created by a group, 35 riders strong, led again by Lovett with Charlotte Berry-Pro Noctus, Bexy Dew-Saint Piran, Siam Botteley-Brother and Gail Robinson-TW1.

After 16 kms the leaders were losing riders as they started on the big hill that led past the volcano. Lovett won the climb and riders started the downhill at speed. The leaders were gradually whittled down until seven were in the lead but now joined by Laura Senior-Saint Piran, after a spirited chase….actually Saint Piran now had three riders in the lead break so they were now team favourites with a gap of 35 seconds to three chasing riders.

Glad to be out of the rain, the speed went up and as the line approached Lovett was just leading with Senior on her rear wheel and that is how they finished for a great first win for Victoria Lovett. There is a technique that needs to be learnt with Zwift racing to get best value out of hard efforts but even so this was an exciting race.

1. Saint Piran Womens Race Team 335 points
2. Peo-Noctus-Redchilli Bikes-Heidi Kjeldsen 215 points
3. Cowley Road Condors 154 points
4. AWOL Worx 150 points
5. TW1 Racing 149 points
6. RFDA 133 points
7. 1904RT 110 points
8. Team LDN Brother UK 94 points
9. Will Houghton Race Team 91 points
10. Datalynx Parenesis 81 points
11. Brother UK – Cycle Team on Form 72 points
12. Bianchi Dama 70 points
13. Team Watto-LDN 60 points
14. Boompods 41 points
15. Army Ladies Road Team 17 points

1 Victoria Lovett AWOL WORX
2 Laura Senior Saint Piran Womens Race Team
3 Charlotte Berry Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
4 Bekki Seal Saint Piran Womens Race Team
5 Bexy Dew Saint Piran Womens Race Team
6 Gail Robinson TW1 Racing
7 Charlotte Colcough Bianchi Dama
8 Sarah Briggs RFDA
9 Stassi Bowler Cowley Road Condors
10 Samantha Fawcett Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
11 Ileia Spyropoulou Will Houghton Race Team
12 Katie Greves Cowley Road Condors
13 Lucy Lee Team LDN – Brother UK
14 Corinne Side Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen
15 Mathilde Pauls 1904rt
16 Lauren Watson Boompods
17 Rebekah Kearney Will Houghton Race Team
18 Ruth Sheir Team LDN – Brother UK
19 Ruby Firth RFDA
20 Heather Mayer Team Watto – LDN
21 Maxine Filby Datalynx Parenesis
22 Lea Bonnafous 1904rt
23 Daisy May Barnes Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm
24 Izzie Johnson Datalynx Parenesis
25 Sian Botteley Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm
26 Maddie Haywood Team Brother UK – LDN
27 Gabriella Nordin TW1 Racing
28 Helena Coker Cowley Road Condors
29 Rebecca Dawes RFDA
30 Carolyn Swan 1904rt
31 Victoria Strila TW1 Racing
32 Alexandra Hamilton TW1 Racing
33 Mairi Brookes Cowley Road Condors
34 Jo Smith TW1 Racing
35 Kimberley Pickett Cowley Road Condors
36 Jenny Gunning Army Ladies Road Team
37 Maggie Dods Cowley Road Condors
38 Fran Brown Saint Piran Womens Race Team
39 Abi Cooper Brother U.K – Cycle Team OnForm
40 Helen Bridgman 1904rt
41 Ursula Jordan Datalynx Parenesis
42 Gemma Hayes 1904rt
43 Amy Marks Team LDN – Brother UK
44 Abby Munroe RFDA
45 Iona Sewell Datalynx Parenesis


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