Gabby puts on a Shaw [Er, Show] infront of a busy Beverley crowd and a one-two for Podium Ambition.
Gabriel Shaw [Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa] win’s the third Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race Beverley 2016 08 July
Pam Wainman Director of Jadan Press flagged the rolling start to the third-successive Jadan Press Women’s Circuit Race around the partly cobbled one-point-two-five kilometer circuit in Beverley town centre.
Flora Gillies [Team22WRT] set the initial pace over the line in a hotly contested forty-minute race shortly after seven in the evening.
The main group of fourteen riders settled down into the opening laps to the shouts of encouragement from a packed town centre audience. Ellen McDermott [Team Jadan-Weldtite] and Amy Gornall [Podium Ambition] setting the pace.
It wasn’t long before Gornall piled the pressure on gaining over fifty-meters on the chasing group.
They all came back together before Shaw pushed off the front for a go herself, but was soon reeled back.
Gornall went once more stringing the eight-rider-group out and leading them over the line for the first sprint bonus prize, twelve laps remaining.
Gornall, Rosie Walsh [High On Bikes], Shaw, Sarah Bradford [Team Jadan-Weldtite], Gillies, Sarah King [Unattached], Rebecca Longthorp [Cliff Pratt Racing], Elizabeth Burrows [Team Jadan-Weldtite].
McDermott headed a group of four, now around thirty-seconds behind.
Pressure now being applied by Podium Ambition squeezed the lead group down to four rides with Bradford and King for company.
Gornall puts fifty-meters into the leaders with five laps remaining. Taking the second sprint bonus prize, Gornall leads across the line well ahead.
Chasing hard behind, Gilles puts another burst in to try and bridge across to the leaders.
Two laps remaining and Shaw joins Gornall out front.
With the bell lap being rung, Shaw and Gornall are the clear leaders with King in hot pursuit. Unable to hold the pace Bradford just misses out on a podium finish and Gilles sprints into fifth.
Reaction after the race.
Cycling Shorts: Was there a plan?
Gabby: The plan was just to be aggressive.
Amy: Just see how it went. A couple of the other riders had a couple of digs, we were just following to begin with. After the race had gone on for a few laps we started to rack it up a bit.
Cycling Shorts: What did you think of the course tonight here in Beverley?
Gabby: It’s a great course, the cobbles really strung it out. You can put the power down over the cobbles – that was really good!
You can get out of sight, out of mind around the back through the little streets.
Cycling Shorts: There’s quite a lot of support here in the town centre. It creates a good atmosphere.
Gabby: It’s really good. People were shouting all the way round, especially on this backside out in the Sun. They were all enjoying it. It was really good.
Full Gallery online at Cycling Shorts
1: 18 Gabby Shaw Podium Ambition p/b Club la Santa
2: 20 Amy Gornall Podium Ambition p/b Club la Santa
3: 14 Sarah King Unattached @18
4: 6 Sarah Bradford Team Jadan Weldtite @33
5: 5 Flora Gillies Team22 WRT @1.03
6: 16 Rosie Walsh High On Bikes @1.05
7: 3 Rebecca Longsthorp Cliff Pratt Racing Same time
8: 8 Ellen McDermott Team Jadan Weldtite @1.51
9: 4 Sophie Thackray SunSport Velo Same time
10: 13 Sarah Burke Team Jadan Weldtite Same time
11: 19 Lucy Farquhar Holme Valley Same time
12: 11 Hannah Righini-Brand Team Vertex-pedalpowersport.com Same time
13: 7 Elizabeth Burrows Team Jadan Weldtite Same time
14: 10 Louise Scupham Team Jadan-Weldtite @1 Lap
Results tbc by British Cycling.