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HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | East Cleveland Klondike GP

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP…1st Anna Henderson Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 3:02:50, 2nd Joscelin Lowden Brother.uk Fusion RT st

Anna Henderson win’s the inaugural Women’s East Cleveland Klondike GP whilst Rory Townsend takes the Third Men’s Event Title in the HSBC-UK National Road Series 2019 Opener.

Women’s National Road Series 2019 - Round 1 | Klondike GP

Picking up from where she left off last Season with a win at the Rydedale, Henderson [Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm] out-sprinted Joscelin Lowden [Brother UK – Fusion RT] along Westgate in Guisborough to take the victory in this first of 8 races in the Women’s calendar in just over 3 hours.

Setting off earlier in the morning on the 2-circuit course of 111.6kms the peloton rode steadily around to the official start as the racing began. Sarah King [Bianchi Dama] was the first attacker to clear the Peloton as they made their way on-to the main circuit before it all came back together.

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Liverton Mines

The cold stiff coastal breeze made riding difficult for those left exposed to the elements as riders began to drop-off heading out towards the Moors including Dame Sarah Storey [Storey Racing] before they turned & returned back down towards the coast and the first Queen of the Mountains prime in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Race Start

Joscelin Lowden took maximum points in both QOM’s to claim the title.

With around 30kms remaining, Christina Wiejak [Team Jadan-Weldtite p/b Vive le Velo] made the first significant attack of the remaining 30-odd riders from a 75-rider field as the race began to ignite.

Brought back into the group, Lowden counter attacked as they climbed Loftus Bank & Carlin How Bank with Henderson joining her. Eight more riders tried to bridge the gap but the strong climbing ability of Lowden kept the chasers at bay as they had an almost 2-minute advantage running into the final few kilometres leaving a bunch sprint for the remainder of the chasing group with team-mates Leah Dixon, Becks Durell & Jess Finnay taking the 3rd-5th places.

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Loftus Bank

Anna Henderson said afterwards: “This is a bit of a surprise considering going around the course – a little bit windy – a little bit lumpy. I wasn’t feeling great halfway through.

I saw Jos (Lowden) go and you know-what. I might as well give-it-a-kick and see what I have left in my legs. Yeh! It paid-off obviously.

Jos kicked with 20-to-go and I though, she’s so strong I’ll go with her and see what happens. If I get caught as you saw, I’ve got about 5 team-mates behind me. We were a strong unit today.”

Klondike GP Results

1 -15 Anna Henderson Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 3:02:50
2 – 22 Joscelin Lowden Brother.uk Fusion RT st
3 -13 Leah Dixon Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm +1:41
4 -14 Rebecca Durrell Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm st
5 -16 Jessica Finney Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm st
6 – 59 Lauren Dolan Torelli-Assure st
7 -1 Elinor Barker MBE Drops st
8 – 61 Niamh Fisher Black Torelli-Assure st
9 – 32 Fiona Hunter Johnston Campinense – Velo Performance st
10 – 23 Molly Patch Brother.uk Fusion RT st
11 – 12 Illi Gardner Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm st
12 – 56 Christina Wiejak Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel +1:47
13 – 3 Anna Christian Drops +1:51
14 – 19 Emily Wadsworth Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm +3:50
15 – 17 Gabriella Shaw Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm st
16 – 34 Jo Tindley Campinense – Velo Performance st
17 – 28 Elizabeth Bennett Campinense – Velo Performance st
18 – 60 Jennifer George Torelli-Assure st
19 – 46 Ellen McDermott Team Boompods st
20 – 62 Sophie Thackray Torelli-Assure st
21 – 40 Chanel Mason Storey Racing st
22 – 37 Corinne Side Cycle Team OnForm st
23 – 82 Jayati Hine University of Sheffield CC st
24 – 45 Hannah Larbalestier Team Boompods st
25 – 21 Emma Lewis Brother.uk Fusion RT st
26 – 20 Jennifer Hudson Brother.uk Fusion RT st
27 – 9 Jennifer Powell Bianchi Dama st
28 – 26 Claire Steels Brother.uk Fusion RT st
29 – 39 Kelly Murphy Storey Racing +5:42
30 – 27 Ruth Shier Brother.uk Fusion RT +5:43
31 – 57 Mary Wilkinson Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel +7:31
32 – 25 Rebecca Richardson Brother.uk Fusion RT +7:41
33 – 50 Sophie Enever Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel +12:37
34 – 24 Fiona Russell Brother.uk Fusion RT +13:21
35 – 4 Emma Cockcroft Bianchi Dama +13:24
36 – 5 Charlotte Colclough Bianchi Dama st
37 – 72 Molly Weaver Orbea Racing Team +13:27
38 – 80 Amy Gornall The Racing Chance Foundation st
39 – 2 Megan Barker Drops +13:28
40 – 6 Sarah King Bianchi Dama +14:55

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Queen of the Mountains in Saltburn-by-the-Sea with Joscelin Lowden
GRN Presca Teamwear Queen of the Mountains

1 – 22 Joscelin Lowden Brother.uk Fusion RT 10
2 – 15 Anna Henderson Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 4
3 – 32 Fiona Hunter Johnston Campinense – Velo Performance 3
4 – 14 Rebecca Durrell Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 2
5 – 59 Lauren Dolan Torelli-Assure 2
6 – 61 Niamh Fisher Black Torelli-Assure 1

Team Classification after Round 1

1 Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 80
2 Brother.uk Fusion RT 40
3 Torelli-Assure 39
4 Drops 26
5 Campinense – Velo Performance 23
6 Team Jadan Weldtite-Vive le Vel 9
7 Team Boompods 2

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP Podium…1st Anna Henderson 2nd Joscelin Lowden 3rd Leah Dixon
Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Loftus Bank with Jen George
Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP…Series Leader Anna Henderson – Brother UK – Tifosi p/b OnForm 3:02:50
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Podium L-R Scott Thwaites, Rory Townsend & Connor Swift
Men’s National Road Series 2019 - Round 1 | Klondike GP

Rory Townsend got the better of Scott Thwaites [Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother] and HSBC-UK National Road Champion Connor Swift [Madison Genesis] in a three-man duel along Westgate in Guisborough in 4h 17m.

HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Leading 10 riders

A ten-man group formed early on & led for 2/3rds of the 169km 3.5 lap course before dropping to four soon after. Matt Holmes & Tom Moses [Madison Genesis], Max Steadman [Canyon DHB p/b Bloor Homes] & George Wood [Swift Carbon Pro Cycling] remained defiant till the last small lap when Townsend & Swift went with Thwaites in hot pursuit.

HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Saltburn-by-the-Sea with Connor Swift

Gabriel Cullaigh [Team WIGGINS Le Col] brought the chasers in 30s further back with Homes finishing 5th on the day.

Seventy-nine riders finished the gruelling Klondike course out of 137 starters with 3 King-of-the-Mountain primes in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Zeb Kyffin claimed the prize for Ribble Pro Cycling.

HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Winner Rory Townsend

Rory Townsend said afterwards: “The final 5k were pretty straight forward in the end. I knew if I made it to that point, the hardest part of the race would be out of the way. There where 2 steep climbs about 9k to go so if I could get through that 4k, then I’d be all right.

There where loads of attacks to that point – coming & going – then 7 of us were away. We weren’t away long together as it soon went up-hill. Connor (Swift) went – I was just behind him – so I went some how. Scott (Thwaites) came across to us, I’ve no idea how. He’s a class rider – he can just do-it.”

Going on to say as he screamed with delight going over the line: “I felt good coming into this race. I said to the guys I know I’m feeling good for this one. That put the pressure on me. But the boys rallied around me, really looked after me all day. So I was relieved to pull it out for them.”

HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Series Leader Rory Townsend
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Chasing Peloton
Klondike GP Results

1 – 8 Rory Townsend Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes 4:17:57
2 – 47 Scott Thwaites Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother U st
3 – 16 Connor Swift Madison Genesis st
4 – 34 Gabriel Cullaigh Team Wiggins Le Col +30
5 – 11 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis st
6 – 22 Alex Luhrs Ribble Pro Cycling st
7 – 9 Ian Bibby Madison Genesis st
8 – 80 Steve Lampier Saint Piran st
9 – 28 James Shaw SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling st
10 – 33 Mark Christian Team Wiggins Le Col +1:06
11 – 39 Daniel Tulett Team Wiggins Le Col st
12 – 14 Joey Walker Madison Genesis +1:31
13 – 17 John Archibald Ribble Pro Cycling st
14 – 135 Russell Downing Giordana Racing st
15 – 10 Michael Cuming Madison Genesis +1:36
16 – 27 Tristan Robbins SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling +2:00
17 – 88 Leon Mazzone Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
18 – 141 James Jobber Backyardbikeshop.com +2:06
19 – 1 Ryan Christensen Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes st
20 – 46 Alistair Slater Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother U +2:10
21 – 38 Jacques Sauvagnargues Team Wiggins Le Col +2:27
22 – 75 Joseph Sutton Richardsons-Trek RT st
23 – 73 James Jenkins Richardsons-Trek RT st
24 – 116 Peter Kibble Wales Racing Academy +2:30
25 – 78 Alex Platt Saint Piran +3:14
26 – 19 William Brown Ribble Pro Cycling +3:24
27 – 87 Tom Mazzone Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
28 – 81 Oliver Maxwell Saint Piran st
29 – 86 Rupert Graham Spirit Tifosi Racing Team st
30 – 112 Toby Jarvis Team PB Performance st
31 – 20 Alex Dalton Ribble Pro Cycling st
32 – 26 Jordan Reed SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling st
33 – 97 Andrew Nichols Team B38 / Cycles In Motion st
34 – 132 Adam Lewis BEAT Cycling Club st
35 – 111 Josh Housley Team PB Performance st
36 – 110 James Hill Team PB Performance st
37 – 41 Dylan Kerfoot-Robson Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother U st
38 – 140 David Bolland Velo Schils – Interbike RT st
39 – 150 Scott Auld Ribble Pro Cycling st
40 – 98 Jude Taylor Team B38 / Cycles In Motion st
41 – 109 Sion Harlow Team PB Performance st
42 – 52 Jonathan Bridge Crimson Orientation Marketing R st

GRN Presca Teamwear King of the Mountains

1 21 Zeb Kyffin Ribble Pro Cycling 10
2 43 Adam Kenway Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother U 4
3 11 Matthew Holmes Madison Genesis 3
4 6 Maximilian Stedman Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes 2
5 13 Thomas Moses Madison Genesis 2
6 4 Alex Paton Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes 1

Team Classification after Round 1

1 Madison Genesis 66
2 Team Wiggins Le Col 46
3 Canyon dhb p/b Bloor Homes 32
4 Vitus Pro Cycling p/b Brother U 29
5 Ribble Pro Cycling 28
6 SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling 19
7 Saint Piran 16
8 Spirit Tifosi Racing Team 4

Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Westgate Start. Guisborough.
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Shout for service Carlin How
Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Champagne Podium
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Start Line with Hayley Simmonds
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Skelton, Lap 1
Women’s National Road Series 2019 – Round 1 | Klondike GP… Carlin How with Ellen McDermott
HSBC-UK BC National Road Series 2019 | EC Klondike GP… Race Start