Matrix Fitness Women's Grand Prix Series

Matrix Fitness Grand Prix 2015 – Round 2 | Motherwell Preview

 

Matrix Fitness Podium 2015, Redditch. (Photo Credit - The Tour Series)
Matrix Fitness Podium 2015, Redditch. (Photo Credit – The Tour Series)

Matrix Fitness Grand Prix 2015 – Round 2 | Motherwell

Author: Chris Maher

 

After Round One of the Matrix Fitness GP Series in Redditch. Reigning National Road Race Champion Laura Trott will pull on The Tour Series leaders jersey for Round Two in Motherwell. The Women’s race starts at 17.30pm. The Men’s Race 19.30pm.

 

The only visit to Scotland this Series, will see stiff competition from Eileen Roe (Wiggle Honda), Charline Joiner (Team WNT) and Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours Int’l. All super-motivated for putting on a show, on home soil.

 

Motherwell Circuit. Women's Race 17.30pm, Men's Race 19.30pm.
Motherwell Circuit. Women’s Race 17.30pm, Men’s Race 19.30pm.

 

Trott’s recent win in Redditch and this weekends win at the Milk Race in Nottingham, will surely defend her title having switched to the main sponsors of the Series for 2015.

 

National Criterium Champion and last years Matrix Fitness GP winner, Eileen Roe is looking forward to showing off her stripes in-front of the home crowd. Talking to her after her second place in the Tour de Yorkshire, and before her first trip to China for the UCI World Cup Series for Wiggle Honda. Roe had said she likes riding in front of crowds in the circuit races. She had missed that type of racing, having spent the Winter in Australia with Wiggle Honda, before returning to Europe and early season racing in Belgium.

 

Roe was still suffering from jet lag, and short circuit racing legs at last weekends Milk Race. Roe’s team-mate Dani King, sits in second position. Roe said that she will not contest the Series Championship, saying that you really need to attend all of the rounds to win the title. Roe missed the first round.

 

Katie Archibald knows Trott too well. Being part of the very successful Team GB Women’s Pursuit squad, should be used to the “Track Lunge”. Having narrowly missed the Milk Race title for a second time. Trott had employed her track tactic to gain that extra 3000’s advantage on Sunday, but had said to Archibald, “I think you had that one”. It was left to the photo finish machine to make that call.

 

Other home favourite Charline Joiner, Team WNT sits in ninth position going into this round. Team-mate Lydia Boylan sits two positions ahead of her.

 

Matrix Fitness Round 1 Results

 

1 Laura Trott                           Matrix Fitness

2 Dani King                            Wiggle Honda

3 Nikki Juniper                        Team Giordana Triton

4 Ellie Dickinson                     Team Giordana Triton

5 Katie Archibald                   Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

6 Jessie Walker                        RST Racing Team

7 Lydia Boylan                       Team WNT

8 Manon Lloyd                       Team USN

9 Charline Joiner                     Team WNT

10 Annasley Park                    Team Giordana Triton

11 Elinor Barker                      Matrix Fitness

12 Abby-Mae Parkinson         Team Giordana Triton

13 Louise Mahe                      IKON Mazda

14 Dame Sarah Storey            Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

15 Charlotte Broughton          Corley Cycles Drops RT

16 Rebecca Raybould             Team Jadan

17 Jennifer George                  Les Filles

18 Henrietta Colborne                        Team Jadan

19 Ciara Horne Pearl               Izumi Sports Tours International

20 Laura Greenhalgh              Les Filles

 

2015 Matrix Fitness Series

  • Round One, Tuesday 19 May, Redditch, 6pm
  • Round Two, Tuesday 26 May, Motherwell, 5.30pm
  • Round Three, Tuesday 2 June, Croydon, 5.30pm
  • Round Four, Tuesday 9 June, Peterborough, 5.30pm
  • Round Five, Thursday 11 June, Bath, 5.30pm

 

Official Race Results http://www.tourseries.co.uk/home.php

 

Thanks to Pete & Grace for media access throughout the series… http://www.sweetspotgroup.co.uk/home.php

 

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