Result/Report: British Circuit Race Championship

Jo Tindley solos to the dream victory whilst Ethan Hayter wins championship number two of the week at the Circuit Race Championships at Lincoln on Friday Night

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Result/Report: British Circuit Race Championship

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Jo Tindley secured a stunning solo victory at the British Circuit Championships in her home city of Lincoln tonight, while Ethan Hayter claimed his second title in as many days following yesterday’s victory in the time-trial.

Tindley (Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen) led solo from almost the start of the race and looked assured throughout, with her lead never falling below 20 seconds, while the chasing bunch behind were unable to effectively work together to claw back the deficit.

Having previously worked behind the bar in the pub overlooking the finish line, the hometown rider knew every twist and turn of the technical circuit, and crossed the line arms aloft 1:12 ahead of Abi Smith (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank) in second, while Corinne Side secured a second podium place for Lincoln-based team Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen. Despite a collision after the finish line both riders dusted themselves off to collect their first senior national medals on the road.

Speaking after the race, Tindley said: “If you’re going to do it, you want to do it in front of a home crowd, don’t you? There was quite a lot of drive that kept me going, but it’s not sunk in just yet. There are some really good sprinters in the group, and having done some other races this year I knew I couldn’t just handle them, so for me it was either whittling it down and making one big move, or as it happened really early it just lined out and there’s not a lot of rest on this circuit, so I knew I could potentially get away. When the gap happened quite early I had to commit to it, I had no other option.”

“I used to work at the pub just here so I know the finish line very well from looking out of the window at it. You always dream it – it’s pretty special.”


In a frenetically-paced men’s race a leading bunch of Hayter (Team Ineos Grenadiers), Harry Tanfield (Team Qhubeka Nexthash), Lewis Askey (Equipe Cycliste Continentale Groupama-FDJ), Charlie Tanfield (Canyon DHB Sungod) and Charles Page (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) quickly whittled down the field as riders were lapped and removed from the race. There was nothing to split the quintet as the bell rang for the final lap and it was Askey who attacked first, but the 20-year-old was unable to get away. As the sprint opened up, Harry Tanfield looked to be the early favourite, but Hayter delivered when it mattered most once more to add another red, white and blue jersey to his collection.

With all eyes now on the prospect of an unprecedented treble on Sunday, Hayter said: “I managed to get myself straight to the front and I pretty much stayed out of trouble. I knew all these guys were super strong, both Tanfields are strong crit riders, and Lewis and Charles as well. I just tried to not do too much and stay close to the bunch so that the guys would keep working and not attack themselves.

Speaking about the buoyant Lincoln crowd, Hayter added: “I was loving it to be honest. There were a lot of people shouting my name which was quite strange. It was lined the whole way round, and it’s almost like a go-kart track going around some of the corners, so it’s just really enjoyable. I think there’s a bit of pressure on [Sunday] now. It’s not going to be easy but we’ll see what we can do.”

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1 Jo Tindley Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen 1:07:26.93
2 Abi Smith Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank 1:08:39.84 +1:12.91
3 Corinne Side Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen 1:08:40.48 +1:13.54
4 Eluned King Team Breeze 1:08:41.10 +1:14.16
5 Hannah Barnes CANYON – SRAM RACING 1:08:41.32 +1:14.39
6 Josie Nelson Team Coop-Hitec Products 1:08:41.46 +1:14.52
7 Robyn Clay Otley CC 1:08:42.26 +1:15.33
8 Isabel Darvill Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen 1:08:42.69 +1:15.76
9 Lucy Gadd Storey Racing 1:08:43.22 +1:16.29
10 Jenny Holl TEKKERZ CC 1:08:43.63 +1:16.70
11 Hannah Bayes AWOL- O’Shea 1:08:43.96 +1:17.02
12 Beth Morrow Storey Racing 1:08:44.69 +1:17.76
13 Amy Gornall Pro-Noctis – Redchilli Bikes – Heidi Kjeldsen 1:08:45.51 +1:18.57
14 Sophie Lankford Jadan – Vive le Velo 1:09:11.47 +1:44.53

1 Ethan Hayter Team Ineos Grenadiers 1:06:27.11
2 Harry Tanfield Team Qhubeka Nexthash 1:06:27.55 +0.442
3 Lewis Askey Equipe Cycliste Continentale Groupama-FDJ 1:06:27.99 +0.879
4 Charlie Tanfield Canyon DHB Sungod 1:06:28.21 +1.107
5 Charles Page Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling 1:06:31.63 +4.524
6 Matthew Bostock Canyon DHB Sungod 1:07:28.53 +1:01.420
7 William Tidball Team Inspired 1:07:28.90 +1:01.796
8 Joe Holt Wales Racing Academy 1:07:29.43 +1:02.321
9 Owain Roberts Wales Racing Academy 1:07:29.75 +1:02.642
10 Isaac Mundy Richardsons Trek DAS 1:07:30.01 +1:02.906
11 Finn Crockett Wheelbase CabTech Castelli 1:07:30.20 +1:03.098
12 Alec Briggs TEKKERZ CC 1:07:30.56 +1:03.453
13 Matti Dobbins RT23 1:07:30.77 +1:03.665
14 Joshua Tarling FlandersColor Galloo 1:07:31.11 +1:04.006
15 Toby Barnes rimson Orientation Marketing RT 1:07:31.44 +1:04.338
16 Maximilian Stedman Canyon DHB Sungod 1:07:32.35 +1:05.244
17 Oliver Wood Canyon DHB Sungod 1:07:47.41 +1:20.303

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