HSBC-UK British Cycling National Track Championships 2020 | 24-26th January 2020
Sunday 26 January Session 5 Start time - 1.30pm
Men's keirin first round, semi-finals, finals and ceremony
A great ride by Joe Truman (Team Inspired) had it all to-do to claim this years Keirin Title. No sooner had the derny left the track & Matthew Roper wound up the gearing to go for a long sneaky win. A slight hesitation by Truman saw Roper disappear down the track and almost out of sight. The crowd were going wild as Truman clawed back the meters getting along side him for the final corner. Keeping his momentum going, Truman passed Roper in the last 30 meters to show a clean set of wheels.
Gold: Joe Truman
Silver: Matthew Roper
Bronze: Niall Monks
Women's team sprint semi-finals, finals and ceremony
Gold: Slingshot (Blaine Ridge-Davis and Milly Tanner)
Silver: Scotland B (Lucy Grant and Lusia Steele)
Bronze: Scotland A (Lauren Bell and Ellie Stone)
Women's 500m time trial finals and ceremony
Gold: Lauren Bell
Silver: Emma Finucane
Bronze: Ellie Stone
Men's team pursuit finals and ceremony
Quickest in qualifying & quickest ever time recorded on the boards in Manchester winning the Gold against Team Inspired. The only sub 4 qualifier was set by HUUB-Wattbike p/b Vita Coco as the treated the audience to a spectacular demonstration in Team Pursuit in the final too. Catching & passing their opponents, the HUUB boys continued to cover the full 4k course & post a time of 3.54.032.
The Bronze playoff couldn’t have been much closer as the AeroLab out-run the Welsh quartet that could have gone either way.
Gold: HUUB Wattbike p/b Vita Coco (John Archibald, Dan Bigham, Jonny Wale, Will Perrett)
Silver: Team Inspired (Rhys Britton, Alfie George, Ethan Vernon, Sam Watson)
Bronze: AeroLab Ward Wheelz A (Sebastian Garry, Michael Gill, Tom Ward, Oliver Hucks)
Women's 30km points race finals and ceremony
Emily Meakin (Drops) scored the first 5 points in the Women’s eighty-lap race with Anna Docherty (Breeze) taking the next 5 points. Sophie Lewis (Team Flamme Rouge) collected the next 5 points before Millie Couzens (PH-MAS Paul Milnes Cycles) took the next 5.
A small 3 rider break got away mid race, the first concerted effort, but soon got reeled back and Jenny Holl took the next two sprints going to the top of the leader board for the first time.
Josie Knight (Breeze) & Kinga Ingram (Jadan-Cycle Space Disley Vive le Velo) had tried in-between Holl’s sprint wins but again, nothing was sticking.
Next to try her luck was team-mate Anna Shackley (Breeze) with 17 laps remaining going off the front solo. Collecting the penultimate 5 points, Shackley looked like she was going to take a lap. But a mistake by the leading girls saw the remaining points mopped up by Maddy Leech (PH-MAS), Amelia Sharpe (Breeze) & Millie Couzens (PH-MAS) as the pace increased, leaving Shackley about a half lap up.
With the final couple of laps remaining Shackley had no option but to hang-on out there for the double points as the peloton wound up the pace. Leech (PH-MAS) crossed the line ahead of Holl third. That finish cost Holl the Gold medal as everyone waited for the points to be checked & verified. Shackley was the new Points Champion.
Gold: Anna Shackley
Silver: Jenny Holl
Bronze: Sophie Lewis
Men's 20km scratch race finals and ceremony
A high paced race saw drama in the final lap. It was an Inspired 1-2-3 with Rhys Britton taking the jersey. A crash on the final bend saw Joe Holt (Wales Racing Team) skid across the finish line such was the speed.
Gold: Rhys Britton
Silver: Max Rushby
Bronze: Ethan Vernon
Start time – 10am
Men's points race qualifying
Oscar Nilsson-Julien, VC Londres & Max Poole, Fensham Howes – MAS Design both gain laps alone each to guarantee progression into this evening final in heat 1 of 3.
Eight rides from each heat will contest the final race for the National Champs Jersey.
A difficult start for John Archibald, HUUB Wattbike Test Team in heat 2 as a mechanical causes him to try & chase the leading group from behind. Eventually Archibald concedes a lap in hope of a group going away to regain his chance to progress.
Jon Mould, Wales Racing Academy finished 1st across the line for 10 points, but Archibald’s effort wasn’t enough to ride for the jersey later.
The 3rd heat had 4 rides gain a lap with Matti Dobbins, RT23 making the catch just before the final sprint. Ethan Vernon taking the 10 points & assuring his ride in the final.
Men's sprint qualifying, first round and quarter-finals
Last off in the 200m Flying start qualifier Hamish Turnbull, Slingshot posted the fastest time with a 10.081, closely followed by Alex Spratt, Private Member, 10.126 & Ali Fielding, Slingshot with a 10.204.
Women's team pursuit qualifying, finals and ceremony
Six Teams riding for the medals in the 2020 Nats & defending champs Team Breeze rode a 4.32.84 for the Gold play-off. They will ride against University of Nottingham whilst Central Region will ride against Jadan – Vive le Velo p/b Cycle Space Disley for the Bronze.
Team Jadan narrowly miss out on the medals by 0.151s to finish 4th in the competition as Central Region take the bronze. Up-ing their game in the play off by over 4 seconds, the Jadan girls [Kinga Ingram, Poppy Thompson, Emily Tillett & Corrine Side] kept it together for the whole 16 laps as the Central Region girls dropped down to 3 early on.
With 4 laps remaining they were over 2 seconds in deficit only to make a charge for the line as the meters counted down.
All wasn’t lost for Jadan though as 2 of their team-mates were riding against Breeze for gold with Sophie Lankford & Charlotte Mitchell.
It didn’t take long for the Breeze girls to take the Gold. In-fact 1750m’s or 1.57.672s and the catch secured them the National title once more against University of Nottingham.
Gold: Team Breeze – Ella Barnwell, Anna Docherty, Josie Knight, Anna Shackley & Jenny Holl
Silver: University of Nottingham – Isabell Ellis, Sophie Lankford, Mathilda Gurney & Charlotte Mitchell
Bronze: Central Region – Millie Couzens, Anna Wadsworth, Eva Callinan & Libby Smith
Men's 1km time trial finals and ceremony
Huub-Wattbike Test Team stole the limelight in the Men’s Kilo. This time it was Jon Wale lifting the title ahead of former champ Dan Bigham. Kyle Gordon took the lead with 2 riders remaining ahead of an elated Tom Ward, AeroLab Ward Wheels as he set a PB earlier on in the competition that looked hard to beat.
Gold: Jonathan Wale HUUB-Wattbike Test Team
Silver: Dan Bigham HUUB-Wattbike Test Team
Bronze: Kyle Gordon HUUB-Wattbike Test Team
Start time – 6.30pm
Men's sprint semi-finals, finals and ceremony
Flying 200m Time Trial Qualifiers
1: Hamish Turnbull 10.081
2: Alex Spratt 10.126
3: Ali Fielding 10.204
Slingshot one & two with Hamish Turnbull taking the Champs Jersey this year and teammate Ali Fielding taking silver. Riders in both medal matches rode clean races with Alex Spratt taking the bronze medal against Matthew Roper, Black Line.
The semi finals had went to three matches apiece, as Roper got the better of Turnbull in match two. Spratt won the first match against Fielding and that left the pressure on him to squeeze across the line in an excitingly close 2nd & 3rd races, resulting in an agonizing wait for the finish line photo to confirm his win.
Gold: Hamish Turnbull Slingshot
Silver: Ali Fielding Slingshot
Bronze: Alex Spratt Privet Member
Women's keirin first round, semi-finals, finals and ceremony
Lauren Bell, Black Line is the new women’s Keirin champion winning the finals race ahead of Emma Finucane & Ellie Coster. All the medalists won their heats in the first round with Bell winning her heat in round two. Finucane won her round two heat with Coster third behind Ellie Stone, Black Line.
Gold: Lauren Bell Black Line
Silver: Emma Finucane Di Mascio
Bronze: Ellie Coster Wales Racing Team
Women's 15km scratch race final and ceremony
Gold: Ella Barnwell Team Breeze
Silver: Josie Knight Team Breeze
Bronze: Jenny Holl Team Breeze
Men's 40km points race final and ceremony
David Bolland, Spirit Tifosi RT was the 3rd rider to gain a lap with under 40 laps remaining in the 120, 40Km race. The peloton began to splinter soon after as Rhys Britton, Team Inspired topped the leader board with 35 points. Will Perrett, HUUB-Wattbike Test Team had been the other earlier rider to have gained a lap.
Perrett, Britton, William Roberts & Jack Rootkin-Gray then gained a lap to go clear of the rest of the riders with Britton still leading by 5 points ahead of Perret & 1 point ahead of Roberts with 49.
The final sprint had everything to play for with 10 points on offer.
Rhys Britton took the bell to lead around the final lap with Roberts taking the full 10 final points. Britton had done enough to seal the champions jersey in 2020 with Roberts in silver & Perrett taking the bronze.
Gold: Rhys Britton Team Inspired
Silver: William Roberts Wales Racing Team
Bronze: William Perrett HUUB-Wattbike Test Team
Friday 24 January – Session 1 Start time – 11am
Women's sprint qualifying, first round and quarter-finals
Quickest qualifying time in the opening event of the 2020 HSBC-UK National Track Championships saw Lauren Bate, Team Terminator deliver the only Women’s sub 11s with a 10.931. Sophie Capewell, Lauren Bell, Blaine Ridge Ridge-Davis & Lusia Steele all finished in the low 11s.
Men's 4km individual pursuit first round
It was a HUUB-Wattbike Test Team Lockdown securing the play-off rides for the medals later in the evening. Scotland’s John Archibald set a quickest qualifying time with a 4.12.624 and will ride against Jon Wale whom set a PB with a 4.13.059 for Gold. Whilst team-mates Will Perrett & Dan Bigham will ride for Bronze. The 5th member of the Team, Kyle Gordon set the 5th best time of the day just over half a second down with a 4.18.140.
Men's team sprint qualifying
Favorites for the National Team Sprint title, Jack Carling, Philip Hinds & Jason Kenny, Team Inspired set the quickest qualifying time with a 43.061 and will progress along with James Bunting, Ali Fielding & Hamish Turnbull, Slingshot, Harry Ledingham-Horn, Ed Lowe & Hayden Norris, Black Line A and Jeremy Franks, Niall Monks & Kallum Stewart, Glasgow Track RC A.
Women's 3km individual pursuit first round
Josie Knight, Team Breeze set the quickest qualifying time in the Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit with a 3.32.777 to ride for the Gold medal against Anna Morris, AeroLab Ward Wheelz. Megan Barker, CAMS Fifosi & Jocelin Lowden, Drops will ride for the Bronze medal later in the Evening.
Riding the second ever 3k IP, Leah Dixon rode a respectable 3.40.706. Setting out for Europe soon, Dixon has landed her first Pro Contract with Team Tibco-Silicon Valley for 2020.
Session 2 - Start time - 7pm
The first medal of the 2020 HSBCUK went to Josie Knight, Team Breeze beating Anna Morris, AeroLab Ward Wheelz by a second with Megan Barker, CAMS Tifosi taking the Bronze.
Taking the harder route to Gold in the Women’s Sprint, Lauren Bate, Team Terminator took a 3rd effort in the finals race to clinch the National Title as Millicent Tanner proved a strong opponent throughout the racing all day. Lauren Bell, Black Line claimed the Bronze to complete the podium for 2020.
An Olympic trio of Kenny, Hindes & Carlin got Team Inspired going in the qualifying heat but it was left to Ryan Owens, Joe Truman & Jack Carlin to take Gold in the Open Team Sprint ahead of Slingshot with Black Line A picking up Bronze.
The Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit was dominated by HUUB-Wattbike p/b Vita Coco’s members with John Archibald retaining last years title. This year he was up against Jonathan Wale’s whilst for champion Dan Bigham secured Bronze for the final podium place.
Women's sprint semi-finals, finals and ceremony
Gold: Lauren Bate
Silver: Milly Tanner
Bronze: Lauren Bell
Men's team sprint semi-finals, finals and ceremony
Gold: Team Inspired (Jason Kenny, Phil Hindes, Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens, Joe Truman)
Silver: Slingshot (James Bunting, Ali Fielding, Hamish Turnbull)
Bronze: Black Line A (Harry Ledingham-Horn, Ed Lowe, Hayden Norris)
Women's 3km individual pursuit finals and ceremony
Gold: Josie Knight (Team Breeze)
Silver: Anna Morris (AeroLab Ward WheelZ)
Bronze: Megan Barker (CAMS Tifosi)
Men's 4km individual pursuit finals and ceremony
Gold: John Archibald (HUUB Wattbike p/b Vita Coco)
Silver: Jonny Wale (HUUB Watbbike p/b Vita Coco)
Bronze: Dan Bigham (HUUB Wattbike /p/b Vita Coco)