Author: Chris Maher, Pictures Courtesy Of: Chris Maher | Photography
Wednesday 22nd September Day 2
VICTORY CEREMONY CWAD 1 Km TIME TRIAL
Gold Jon – Alan Butterworth 1:09.618
Silver Neil Fachie & Barney Storey 1:03.538
Bronze Jody Cundy 1:07.241
Jon-Alan Butterworth rides to within 1 second of the World Record in his class to take gold in the Para-cycling 1Km Pursuit. This will stand him good stead for Olympic selection, in London, in 2 years time.
VICTORY CEREMONY WOMEN’S 30Km POINTS
2007 Holder: Kate Cullen
2008 Holder: Alex Greenfield
2009 Holder: Lizzie Armitstead (47p)
Gold Corrine Hall (38p)
Silver Dani King (36p)
Bronze Anna Blyth (22p)
Dani King collected most of the points in the first half of the race, putting in a lot of effort in doing so. Corrine Hall breaks away next in a trio of riders, and as she then continues alone, she rides through 2 more sets of maximum points, finally lapping the field to re-join the bunch once again. Corrine collected her additional 20 points, and this was enough to get her the Gold. On the final sprint Anna Blyth wins and collects enough points to claim the Bronze, with Dani King winning a well deserved Silver.
VICTORY CEREMONY WOMEN’S TEAM SPRINT
2008 Holder: North West Region
2009 Holder: Halesowen & ACC – Helen Scott & Jess Varnish 35.015
Gold North West Region – Jessica Varnish & Becky James 34.139
Silver City of Edinburgh A – Jenny Davis & Charline Joiner 35.164
Bronze City of Edinburgh B – Emma Baird & Kayleigh Brogan beat Welwyn Wheelers – Laura Trott & Victoria Williamson 37.051
VICTORY CEREMONY OPEN 20Km Scratch Race
2007 Holder: Steven Burke
2008 Holder: Chris Newton
2009 Holder: Chris Newton
Gold Peter Kennaugh
Silver Simon Yates
Bronze Geraint Thomas
It was unusual not to seeing former Olympic Champion & out going National Scratch Champion, Chris Newton, riding in the bunch this year. Although he was busy seen on the track apron going about his new job, 2010 will see new rides claiming the Jerseys he once dominated.
An action packed 40Km Scratch Race saw 4 lads from Sky Pro Cycling ride aggressively throughout the race. Peter Kennaugh proved to be the stronger after a solid year on the road, and rode on the front, eventually breaking free. Kennaugh managed to lap the field and this turned out to be the Gold Medal winning move. In the final couple of laps as the bunch became nervous Sky’s Ben Swift crashed heavily, and soon after Junior World Champion Simon Yates breaked clear to win the bunch sprint and claim the Silver Medal. Sky Pro Cycling & current British National Road Champion Geraint Thomas was 2nd in the bunch sprint & claimed the Bronze.