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HSBC-UK BC Women’s Roads Series | Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Alice Barnes – Drops Pro Cycling
HSBC-UK BC Women’s Roads Series Round 3, Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix 2017

Barnes stamps her authority for a second successive year to win the Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix 2017.

Going from the bottom with a lap to go, Barnes explained “It came back together on the climb which was quite good timing with a lap to go. It meant no one could really counter it properly.

So I led out on the climb on a lap to go and tested my legs and see how everyone else was going – and I opened up a gap. So I knew on the climb if I went into it first, I knew I’d be able to win it.

Women’s Road Series 2017 Lincoln GP, L-R Manon Lloyd, Megan Barker, Emily Nelson, Lydia Boylan & Alice Barnes.

It was a case of following the moves on the last lap. There was a lot of attacks, so I was having to jump on everything, but I sort of kept it on the left of the road so I could look right and be on moves before they really went – which saved me a lot on energy.

I led out quite a long way out basically, from where it started going up. Yeh! My legs were screaming but I knew I was in the lead. I looked back a couple of times and had a pretty big gap so I knew I was safe.”

Listen to Alice’s Reaction in full on Cycling Shorts

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Leading chase group, third lap. Jo Tindley on the front.

Earlier on in the day after a slight delay to clear the course 129 riders started round 3 of the Women’s Road Series, Eight laps of the same course that the men use covering 101 kilometres.

A crash soon after the official flag came down splintered the peloton before Burton Village.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Peloton, biding their time… Lydia Boyland checking behind!

A group of three riders broke free by the second lap with Rebecca Durrell and Annasley Park [Drops Pro Cycling] and Amy Hill [Cycle OnForm] gaining almost a minute.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Leading trio, Amy Hill, Annesley Park & Rebecca Durrell.

As the race reached the mid-way point, a strong Durrell continued her lead alone as both of the other girls were absorbed back into the peloton.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Rebecca Durrell leading with three laps remaining.

Durrell continued her lead going into the penultimate lap and her time yoyoed back-and-forth as attacks formed off the front of a reduced peloton, her lead reduced to 20s.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Rebecca Durrell, two laps remaining…

Durrell was finally caught on the final climb of Michaelgate with 8 kilometres remaining. Drops taking control with Alice Barnes testing her legs as she did the previous year and they felt fine she said afterwards.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Rebecca Durrell, penultimate lap on Michaelgate.

A thirteenth place finish at 22s for Series Leader Chanel Mason [Storey Racing] cements her place as overall individual leader, well in front of many of her rivals with sixty points.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Chanel Mason finishes13th…

Cycle Team OnForm move to the top of the Team Standings just ahead of Drops Pro Cycling with one-hundred-and-eight points.

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Podium L-R Emily Nelson, Alice Barnes, Lydia Boylan
2017 Women's Lincoln Grand Prix Result

Pos-No-Name-Team-Time-Diff
1 1 Alice Barnes Drops 2:41:31. 2:41:31
2 98 Emily Nelson Team Breeze 2:41:32. st
3 125 Lydia Boylan Team WNT 2:41:37. +6
4 154 Sophie Wright (Junior) Strada Sport 2:41:40. +9
5 96 Manon Lloyd Team Breeze 2:41:41. st
6 25 Anna Henderson (Junior) Cycle Team OnForm 2:41:42. +11
7 131 Gabriella Shaw Team WNT 2:41:43. st
8 61 Alice Sharpe NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli 2:41:49. +18
9 145 Grace Garner Wiggle High5 2:41:49. st
10 16 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama UK 2:41:50. +19
11 95 Eleanor Dickinson (Junior) Team Breeze 2:41:53. +22
12 107 Jennifer Powell Team Ford Ecoboost 2:41:54. st
13 77 Chanel Mason Storey Racing 2:41:54. st
14 24 Julie Erskine Cycle Team OnForm 2:41:55. +24
15 97 Melissa Lowther Team Breeze 2:41:56. +25
16 9 Ffion James Abergavenny Road Club 2:41:57. +26
17 26 Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm 2:41:58. st
18 126 Rebecca Carter Team WNT 2:41:59. st
19 50 Lauren Murphy (Junior) Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 2:41:59. st
20 30 Alicia Speake Cycle Team OnForm 2:41:59. st
21 146 Amy Roberts Wiggle High5 2:42:00. st
22 53 Steph Clayton Mammoth Lifestyle Racing Team 2:42:00. st
23 3 Laura Massey Drops 2:42:01. +30
24 20 Georgina Panchaud Bianchi Dama UK 2:42:02. st
25 48 Lauren Dolan (Junior) Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 2:42:03. st
26 70 Helen Ralston Sigma Sport.co.uk 2:42:03. st
27 8 Rebecca Womersley Drops 2:42:06. +35
28 35 Jennifer Holden Fusion RT Fierlan 2:42:07. st
29 79 Elizabeth Banks SunSport Velo 2:42:09. +38
30 15 Chloe Weller Army Cycling Race Team (ACRT) 2:42:10. st
31 128 Emily Kay Team WNT 2:42:10. st
32 75 Jennifer George Storey Racing 2:42:10. st
33 93 Megan Barker Team Breeze 2:42:11. st
34 36 Jennifer Hudson Fusion RT Fierlan 2:42:11. st
35 82 Gabriella Nordin SunSport Velo 2:42:12. +41
36 134 Eryn Nolan The 5th Floor Cycle Club 2:42:14. +43
37 81 Hannah Larbalestier SunSport Velo 2:42:14. st
38 85 Sophie Enever (Junior) Team 22 2:42:15. +44
39 72 Bethany Crumpton Storey Racing 2:42:17. +46
40 13 Emma Lewis Aprire Bicycles/HSS Hire 2:42:17. st
41 76 Elizabeth-Jane Harris Storey Racing 2:42:18. st
42 51 Jessica Roberts (Junior) Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 2:42:18. st
43 43 Louise Moriarty Les Filles Queen of the Mountai 2:42:19. st
44 32 Alana Prior (Junior) EDCO Continental 2:42:19. st
45 91 Lorna Bowler (Junior) Team Backstedt/Hotchillee 2:42:28. +57
46 23 Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 2:42:29. +58
47 44 Nicole Oh Les Filles Queen of the Mountai 2:42:31. +1:00
48 124 Natasha Reddy (Junior) Team Vision Innovative Leisure 2:42:32. st
49 40 Delia Beddis Les Filles Queen of the Mountai 2:42:33. +1:02
50 37 Fiona Hunter Johnston Fusion RT Fierlan 2:43:06. +1:35
51 101 Melissa Brand Team Ford Ecoboost 2:44:28. +2:57
52 2 Rebecca Durrell Drops 2:45:19. +3:48
53 31 Ellen McDermott EDCO Continental 2:46:41. +5:10
54 64 Amy Gornall Secret-Training.cc 2:47:52. +6:21
55 47 Anna Docherty (Junior) Liv Cycling Club – Epic Coachin 2:48:02. +6:31

The next round in the Women’s Road Series in on Sunday 4th June, the Cicle Classic a 95Km rough road/ gravel track circuit out of Melton Mobray. The 4th of 10 events.

Individual Standings after Round 3

1: Chanel Mason Storey Racing 60
2: Grace Garner Wiggle High5 44
3: Lizzy Banks SunSport Velo 40
4: Sian Botteley Cycle Team OnForm 36
5: Natalie Grinczer Team WNT 31
6: Alice Barnes Drops Pro Cycling 30
7: Amy Hill Cycle Team OnForm 30
8: Anna Christian Drops Pro Cycling 28
9: Charmaine Porter Team Ford Ecoboost 28
10: Emily Nelson Team Breeze 28

Team Standings after Round 3

1: Cycle Tean OnForm 110
2: Drops Pro Cycling 108
3: Team WNT 102
4: Storey Racing 85
5: Team Breeze 60
6: Team Ford Ecoboost 56
7: Wiggle High5 44
8: SunSport Velo 42
9: Bianchi Dama UK 29

All Results & Timings are by British Cycling

Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Best u23, Sophie Wright…
Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Jess Roberts [R] in the chase group.
Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Amy Gornall
Women’s Road Series 2017 – Lincoln GP – Storey Racing with series leader Chanel Mason