British Cycling Women’s Road Series 2014 – Round 2
Author: Chris Maher, Pictures courtesy of: Chris Maher | Photography
Sunday 27th April
2013: Karla Boddy.
2012: Dame Sarah Storey.
2011: Lucy Garner.
2010: Jessica Booth.
2009: Annie Last.
2008: Sharon Laws.
2007: Lizzie Armitstead.
Round Two in the Women’s Road Series the Cheshire Classic, takes in a twelve lap or ninety two Kilometre course that’s placed not far away from Northwich in Cheshire. The action all takes place, on the climb up the “Cliff” in Acton Bridge, after a long drag race that stretches the whole length of the course along the flattish A49. The finish being the last climb up Acton Lane.
Pleasant weather greeted the full field of seventy girls including last years winner Karla Boddy, and the years previous winner, whom took a year out for the birth of her baby boy, Dame Sarah Storey.
A rolling start at nine thirty, saw the whole field climb the first ascend together, but began to split with the second climb. Karla Boddy & Katie Archibald, who was riding her first road race of the season were brought back. It was Hannah Walker, Dame Sarah Story and Katie Archibald that gained some distance again, but once more, reeled in by the peloton. Walker, Storey and Archibald once again gained some distance but with four laps left, once again found themselves back in the peloton.
Hayley Jones was the next rider to clip of the front, but it wasn’t long before Archibald joined her, to ride the final laps together.
As the final ascend to the finish line on the Cliff approached. Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International’s Katie Archibald proved the strongest rider on the day, to claim her first road victory in her first race for 2014. With team mate, Haley Jones second. Wiggle Honda’s Laura Trott broke free on the climb into third place, with the Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir winner Nicola Juniper behind her in fourth.
Round Two Results – Cheshire Classic
- Katie Archibald Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Int
- Haley Jones Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Int
- Laura Trott Wiggle Honda
- Nicola Juniper Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Int
- Lowri Devey Abergavenny RC
- Lidia Gurley Merlin Cycles
- Gabriella Shaw Pearl Izumi Sports Tour Int
- Katie Curtis Starley Primal Pro-cycling
- Molly Weaver Epic Cycles Scott WRC
- Anna Christian Epic Cycles Scott WRC
Team Jadan’s Frankie White & Lauren Brown DNF
Saturday 12th April
Round One Results – Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir
- Nicola Juniper Pearl Izumi – Sports Tours Int
- Alexie Shaw Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
- Molly Weaver Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
- Hannah Walker Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
- Chloe Frazer Deeside Thistle
- Alice Cobb Squadra Donne
- Lowrie Devey Abergavenny RC
- Laura Massey Epic Cycles – Scott WRT
- Amy Hill Fusion RT
Sunday 18th May
Women’s CiCle Classic
This years Women’s CiCle Classic has been CANCELLED
Sunday 01st June
Hillingdon Women’s GP
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th June
CDNW Surf & Turf 2 Day
Sunday 22nd June
Wednesday 02nd July
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July
Essex Giro 2 Day
Sunday 20th July
Wednesday 23rd July
Friday 01st August & Saturday 02nd August
Stafford GP & Kermesse
Thanks to Andy Wood at Weaver Valley CC Northwich…
British Cycling Official Results