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HSBC-UK BC Spring Cup | Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Ian Bibby JLT Condor
Bibby Bags a Cobbled Classic in the final round of the 2017 HSBC-UK BC Spring Cup, the Lincoln Grand Prix.

Ian Bibby [JLT Condor] crosses the cobbled finish line just ahead of Rory Townsend [BIKE Channel Canyon] and Matt Holmes [Madison Genesis] after a gruelling thirteen ascends of the infamous Michaelgate climb.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Seven leaders with Harry Tanfield on front!

An early seven-man break formed through heavy early showers as the one-hundred-and-sixty-five-kilometre race got underway in a newly scheduled Lincoln Grand Prix that closes the 2017 HSBC-UK Spring Cup Series.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Seven leaders with Steve Lampier on front!

Max Steadman [BIKE Channel Canyon], Sam Williams [ONE Pro Cycling], Joe Evans [Madison Genesis], Charlie Tanfield [Brother NRG Driverplan], Steve Lampier [JLT Condor] and two Team WIGGINS members Joey Walker and Rhys Howells.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Luke Ryans & Ryan Perry at 10s

Several large groups formed in the chase with Ryan Perry [Team Raleigh GAC] and Luke Ryan [Richardsons-Trek RT] stuck in no mans land ten-seconds down behind the leaders, desperately trying to join the party.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Heavy early showers.

Several laps went by before they were absorbed back into the main chase-group as their lead extended over three minutes.
As the pace continued for the leaders, Stedman cracked firstly, then three more fell away leaving Evans, Williams and Lampier at the head of the race.

In the final few laps the leading trio were reeled by the furious pace set by Madison Genesis.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP

Six more escaped including Lampier once more as he tried to make a solo effort stick.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP, Jack Puller [L] & Matt Holmes [R]
The final lap saw drama on the finish line as a traffic management van came close to knocking the gantry over. With a little help from by-standers as the riders started their ascend of Michaelgate for the final time, the gantry was lifted and as the van sped around the corner, Bibby appeared just ahead of Townsend, shortly followed by Matt Holmes and Jonny McEvoy of Madison Genesis.

Series leader Enrique Sanz [Team Raleigh GAC] finished ninth on the day but Townsend’s second place put him in top position for the Series Lead ahead of Bibby pushing Sanz into third overall.

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Ian Bibby
Race Result

1 Ian Bibby JLT Condor 3:52:20. 3:52:20
2 Rory Townsend (u23) BIKE Channel Canyon 3:52:23. +3
3 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis 3:52:23. st
4 Jonathan McEvoy Madison Genesis 3:52:27. +7
5 Hayden McCormick One Pro Cycling 3:52:34. +14
6 Samuel Harrison Team Wiggins 3:52:41. +21
7 Karol Domagalski One Pro Cycling 3:52:44. +24
8 Thomas Moses JLT Condor 3:52:45. +25
9 Enrique Sanz Raleigh GAC 3:52:49. +29
10 Jacob Hennessy (u23) 100% ME 3:52:50. +30
11 Robert McCarthy JLT Condor 3:52:51. st
12 Alistair Slater JLT Condor 3:52:51. st
13 Andrew Tennant Team Wiggins 3:52:52. st
14 Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon 3:52:52. st
15 Thomas Stewart One Pro Cycling 3:52:53. +33
16 Peter Williams One Pro Cycling 3:52:54. st
17 Sam Lowe BIKE Channel Canyon 3:52:54. st
18 Michael Cuming Neon-Velo Cycling Team 3:52:55. st
19 Liam Holohan Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 3:52:55. st
20 Jack Pullar BIKE Channel Canyon 3:52:55. st
21 Ermenit Corentin Team Wiggins 3:53:00. +40
22 Connor Swift (u23) Madison Genesis 3:53:01. +41
23 Edward Laverack JLT Condor 3:53:02. st
24 George Fowler Catford CC Equipe/Banks 3:53:02. st
25 George Wood (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT 3:53:02. st
26 Will Fox Catford CC Equipe/Banks 3:53:02. st
27 Adam Hartley (u23) 100% ME 3:53:02. st
28 James Oram One Pro Cycling 3:53:04. +44
29 Isaac Mundy PMR@Toachim House 3:53:05. st
30 Joseph Clark Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffie 3:53:07. +47
31 Jake Tanner Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffie 3:53:09. +49
32 Oliver Wood (u23) Team Wiggins 3:53:10. st
33 Kieran Brady Richardsons-Trek RT 3:53:10. st
34 James Lowsley-Williams BIKE Channel Canyon 3:53:13. +53
35 Nathan Draper (u23) Team Wiggins 3:53:14. st
36 Dillon Byrne VCUK VELOCHAMPION Racing Team 3:53:23. +1:03
37 Liam Bromiley Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffie 3:53:26. +1:06
38 Dexter Gardias BIKE Channel Canyon 3:53:31. +1:11
39 Evan Oliphant Wheelbase Altura MGD 3:53:32. +1:12
40 Steve Lampier JLT Condor 3:53:32. st
41 Joey Walker (u23) Team Wiggins 3:53:33. st
42 Brenton Jones JLT Condor 3:53:34. +1:14
43 Charlie Quarterman (u23) Leopard Pro Cycling 3:53:35. st
44 Alex Paton Madison Genesis 3:53:45. +1:25
45 Rhys Lloyd Metaltek Kuota Racing Team 3:53:50. +1:30
46 Alex Frame JLT Condor 3:53:55. +1:35
47 Adam Kenway Raleigh GAC 3:54:13. +1:53
48 Lawrence Carpenter Catford CC Equipe/Banks 3:54:16. +1:56
49 Sebastian Mora Vedri Raleigh GAC 3:55:11. +2:51
50 Samuel Williams One Pro Cycling 3:56:58. +4:38
51 Jez McCann (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT 3:57:55. +5:35
52 Oliver Maxwell (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT 3:58:04. +5:44
53 Joe Evans (u23) Madison Genesis 4:01:08. +8:48
54 Rhys Howells Team Wiggins 4:01:08. st
55 Joshua Outram (u23) Richardsons-Trek RT 4:01:09. st
56 Matt Cronshaw Madison Genesis 4:01:25. +9:05

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – Spring Cup Podium, Bibby, (Winner) Rory Townsend, Enrique Sanz
Individual Standings after round 4

1:Rory Townsend BIKE Channel Canyon 70
2:Ian Bibby JLT Condor 67
3:Enrique Sanz Team Raleigh GAC 64
4:Hayden McCormick ONE Pro Cycling 52
5:Jonny McEvoy Madison Genesis 44
6:Jon Mould JLT Condor 39
7:Harry Tanfield BIKE Channel Canyon 33
8:Liam Holohan Metaltek Kuota 32
9:Brenton Jones JLT Condor 30
9:Chris Latham Team WIGGINS 30

HSBC-BC Spring Cup 2017 | Lincoln GP – JLT Condor win Spring Cup Series Team prize.
Team Standings after round 4

1:JLT Condor 217
2:BIKE Channel Canyon 187
3:ONE Pro Cycling 176
4:Madison Genesis 127
5:Metaltek Kuota RT 76
6:Team WIGGINS 73
7:Team Raleigh GAC 65
8:Brother NRG Driverplan 37
9:Richardsons-Trek RT 17

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