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HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton-on-Tees

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Jess Roberts, Megan Barker, Anna Henderson

Newly Crowned National Champion Jessica Roberts Sails Arms Aloft Across the Line to Victory Along the Riverside Road Finish in Stockton-on-Tees

Jess Roberts [Team Breeze] sprints to victory in the inaugural women’s Stockton Grand Prix donning the newly won Red & Blue strips of the HSBC-UK BC National Champion.

Roberts Said Afterwards “I didn’t feel great at the start – but I rode into it. It was a good race”. “We just rode as a group in the race & I was the one feeling the best. So, we just collectively agreed with that”.

“We were always in the moves and always had some there so I felt like we had control of the race. We were communicating well & always talking to each other”.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Jess Roberts, Megan Barker, Jenny Holl 1K to go

“The lead out at the end just went perfectly for us. Yeah, it was a real team effort – I couldn’t have done it without them”.

A race that normally lends itself to a bunch sprint for the men and the National Championships that were held in Stockton 2 years ago proved no different for the women this year.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Storey Racing, 1st Big Lap…

An early start on the Riverside saw 55 riders tackle the 113km undulating course with the traditional Riverside circuit finish that passes the finish line 4 times.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Sophie Wright

A wearing down process in the heat on the day saw a handful of breaks form without gaining much momentum. With Breeze driving the train along, Callander & Panchaud [Dama Bianchi] had their go before a larger 10 ride group formed including series leader Sophie Wright [Torelli-Brother], National Champion Jess Roberts, winner of the National Circuit Champs Anna Henderson [Cycle Team OnForm] and Rhona Callander. Storey Racing spent a lot of time marshalling the moves with Ejay Harris collecting the most aggressive award.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Still together big lap 2 with Jo Tindley centre
HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Jess Roberts in break of the day

Returning for the final Riverside circuits the group stuck together to fight-it-out in the final kilometre.
Running down from the top hairpin bend proved no problem to Roberts who has delivered a number of victories already this year, showed a clean set of wheels ahead of team-mate Megan Barker and third place rider Anna Henderson.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… More action from Ejay…

2 rounds remain in the Women’s Road Series this year. Next up is the Barnsley Town Centre Races on July 20th and finishing with the final round in Ampleforth, North Yorkshire the Ryedale GP on August 26th.

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Podium for Jess Roberts, Megan Barker, Anna Henderson
Race Result

1 52 Jessica Roberts Team Breeze 2:44:24
2 46 Megan Barker Team Breeze st
3 25 Anna Henderson Cycle Team OnForm st
4 6 Anna Kay Storey Racing +3
5 45 Jo Tindley NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
6 44 Gabriella Shaw NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
7 55 Sophie Wright Torelli-Brother st
8 10 Annabel Simpson Trek-Drops st
9 24 Jessica Finney Cycle Team OnForm st
10 48 Abigail Dentus Team Breeze st
11 63 Elizabeth Bennett Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel st
12 29 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm st
13 37 Ruth Summerford Fusion RT Veloperformance st
14 53 Jennifer George Torelli-Brother st
15 54 Laura Massey Torelli-Brother st
16 43 Jennifer Powell NJC – Biemme – Echelon st
17 5 Ffion James Storey Racing st
18 56 Lauren Creamer Brotherton Cycles st
19 27 Charmaine Porter Cycle Team OnForm st
20 60 Nicole Oh Les Filles Racing Team st
21 1 Bethany Crumpton Storey Racing st
22 17 Bethany Taylor Bianchi Dama st
23 4 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Storey Racing st
24 11 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama st
25 2 Monica Dew Storey Racing st
26 7 Chanel Mason Storey Racing st
27 12 Charlotte Colclough Bianchi Dama st
28 47 Rhona Callander Team Breeze st
29 50 Jenny Holl Team Breeze +13
30 64 Natasha Reddy Team Vision Innovative Leisure st
31 14 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama st
32 61 Anneleen Bosma Rapha Cycling Club +15
33 35 Molly Patch Fusion RT Veloperformance st
34 28 Gemma Sargent Cycle Team OnForm +36
35 51 Rebecca Raybould Team Breeze +1:19
36 3 Rebecca Durrell Storey Racing +2:19

Standings after round 5

1 Storey Racing 235
2 Team Breeze 227
3 Torelli-Brother 189
4 NJC – Biemme – Echelon 178
5 Cycle Team OnForm 133
6 Trek-Drops 58
7 Bianchi Dama 33
8 Fusion RT Veloperformance 31
9 Liv Cycling Club – Halo Cycles 22
10 LIV AWOL 7
11 Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 5
12 Les Filles Racing Team 4
13 YRDP

HSBC-UK BC Women’s Road Series 2018 | Stockton Grand Prix… Series Leader Sophie Wright
Men's HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series | Stockton Grand Prix
HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – A win by a whisker for Matt Gibson

Gibson’s lunge across the line on the Riverside Road sealed a doubly successful weekend for JLT Condor winning both the National Circuit Championship on Friday evening and the reduced length Grand Prix on Sunday.

HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – Race Re-start in Whitton
HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – Riverside Circuit

It was a close call over the line with a photo-finish to confirm Gibson’s win over Matt Walls [100%ME]. A race with-in a race meant loads of action from the gun, before two incidents left the race without medical cover. The race was halted until normal play could resume where JTL Condor & 100%ME tussled off the front without any significant gap lasting long. With the OVO Energy Tour of Britain wild-card selection on the minds of the Domestic teams throughout the day, pressure was applied all the way back to finishing circuit with around 2/3rds of the original 147 riders making the cut.

HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – Alex Richardson going for a long one!
HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – Back together on the Riverside Road

Further digs off the front in the closing laps were neutralized as around 40 riders contested the final kilometre. Emils Liepins [ONE Pro Cycling] took the 3rd place on the podium with Daniel Tulett [100%ME] & Chris Latham [ONE Pro] 4th & 5th. 100%ME took the team award on the day finishing with 4 top 10 riders. Series Leader & newly crowned national champion Connor Swift finish 14th to retain the HSBC-UK Series Leaders Jersey going into the next round with Gibson 6 points behind. Jack Pullar [Canyon Eisberg] sits 4th with Dan Tulett 5th.

HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – A lot of switching…
HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP – Fred Wright, Bell Lap

Next up is round 4, Leicester Castle on August 12th with the final round the Ryedale Grand Prix in Ampleforth on the 26th August.

HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP Podium L:R Emils Liepins, Matt Gibson, Matt Walls
Men’s Race Results

1 5 Matthew Gibson JLT Condor 2:12:45
2 55 Matthew Walls 100% ME st
3 28 Emils Liepins One Pro Cycling st
4 54 Daniel Tulett 100% ME st
5 27 Christopher Latham One Pro Cycling st
6 20 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis st
7 15 Andrew Tennant Canyon Eisberg st
8 49 Matthew Bostock 100% ME st
9 53 Jake Stewart 100% ME st
10 117 Will Fox Team KTM UK st
11 128 Frederik Scheske Team Tor 2000 KALAS st
12 33 Gabriel Cullaigh Team Wiggins st
13 138 William Roberts Wales Racing Academy st
14 24 Connor Swift Madison Genesis st
15 13 Jack Pullar Canyon Eisberg st
16 78 Daniel Bigham Ribble Cycling st
17 146 David Lines Wheelbase Castelli MGD st
18 92 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT st
19 149 Alexandar Richardson BC Private member st
20 154 Stephen Dent Baguet-MIBA-Indulek-Derito CT st
21 77 John Archibald Ribble Cycling st
22 103 Jake Hales Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
23 46 Grant Martin Vitus Pro Cycling st
24 11 Charles Page Canyon Eisberg st
25 86 Peter Cocker Richardsons-Trek RT st
26 98 Fraser Martin Saint Piran st
27 150 Marcus Culey St George Continental Cycling t st
28 99 Marcus Burnett Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
29 126 William Bjergfelt Team Tor 2000 KALAS st
30 143 Finn Crockett Wheelbase Castelli MGD +5

HSBC-UK Grand Prix Series 2018 | Stockton GP -Series Leader Connor Swift
Individual Standings after round 3

1 Connor Swift Madison Genesis 69
2 Matthew Gibson JLT Condor 60
3 Jack Pullar Canyon Eisberg 57
4 Daniel Tulett 100% ME 49
5 Thomas Moses JLT Condor 47
6 Hayden McCormick One Pro Cycling 44
7 Tobyn Horton Madison Genesis 42
8 Ian Bibby JLT Condor 40
9 Ethan Hayter 100% ME 37
10 Tom Pidcock Team Wiggins 30
11 Matthew Bostock 100% ME 29
12 Matthew Walls 100% ME 28
13 Emils Liepins One Pro Cycling 26
14 Alex Paton Canyon Eisberg 24
15 Isaac Mundy Madison Genesis 23
16 Alexandar Richardson BC Private member 23
17 Christopher Latham One Pro Cycling 22
18 Robert Scott Team Wiggins 18
19 Andrew Tennant Canyon Eisberg 18
20 Mark Donovan Team Wiggins 18

Overall Team Classification after round 3

1 100% ME 141
2 Madison Genesis 133
3 JLT Condor 116
4 Canyon Eisberg 114
5 One Pro Cycling 83
6 Team Wiggins 81
7 Vitus Pro Cycling 12
7 Team KTM UK 12
9 Wales Racing Academy 8
10 Ribble Cycling 5
11 Wheelbase Castelli MGD 4
12 Richardsons-Trek RT 3
13 Zappi Racing Team 1

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