Friday, 10 June 2011
Local Cycling News
• Win with “minimum effort” was the strategy for Will Stephenson (Bournemouth Arrow/Hotel Collingwood as the 16 year old added the Southern Region Circuit race championships to his growing list of victories. He has already won the Southern junior road race title. “This is only Stephenson’s second year of racing and his priority as a first year junior is to learn how to race.” said Alan Mcrae, Stephenson’s vastly experienced coach. Mcrae went on to say: “His first target race is the Junior RR Champs in Co Durham on July 3rd. He then has a break, with a second target at the end of August, the Junior Track Champs, Will is riding the distance events. Then 2 days later the Junior Tour of Wales.
The arrow youngster is a great prospect and will get stronger with more racing in his legs. However two punctures in the last three races have hampered his progress, with no neutral service at the Mike Rutty Memorial RR in Bristol it was "end of race"!! “I have a lot of races to fit around the exams” said Will. (Mcrae worked with Garmin –Cervelo professional, Dan Lloyd, early in his career)
MORETON VILLAGE EVENING SERIES 09/06/2011
Proving unstoppable in the sprint, Jason Eastwood (Hargroves Cycles) powered his way to another comfortable victory at Moreton village, down in Dorset. Run under The League International rules with a handicap format, the scratch group relentlessly chased down the groups in front.
The race came together with three laps of the flat, open road circuit left. All attempts to make a break came to nothing and with a lap to go everyone knew what was coming.
In previous weeks Eastwood has had help from teammates. He was on his own this evening but the result was the same. Experienced roadman/sprinter Roland Tilley (ridebike.co.uk) took second place with Julian Thacker (VC ST Raphael) third for the second week running.
1, JASON EASTWOOD (HARGROVES CYCLES)
2, ROLAND TILLEY (RIDEBIKE.CO.UK)
3, JULIAN THACKER (VC ST RAPHAEL)
4, STEVE DRING (ECHELON-ROTOR)
5, ANDY BOYD (REVO RACING)
6, WILL STEPHENSON (BOURNEMOUTH ARROW/HOTEL COLLINGWOOD)
7, JOHN WICKHAM (CC WEYMOUTH)
8, ROBERT KOPPENHOL (DORSET ROUGH RIDERS)
More than 300 riders were in action at Crow Hill near Ringwood in round 3 of the Southern Area XC MTB Series. Whilst Steven James (Hargroves Cycles) won the elite men’s race, local interest was centered on the veteran’s event. However things did not go smoothly for the home riders. In- form Darren Shepherd (Primera) suffered a puncture and had to carry his bike to the finish
and early leader Mark Chadbourne (ridebike.co.uk) had the equivalent on his tubeless tyres. Simon Willats of the ride team did salvage some local pride with 4th place.
In the supporting races, James Horton (Primera) won the sport event, leading from start to finish.
Stuart King (ride bike) was pleased to finish 3rd in the masters race. King had spent much of the race in 2nd place before being overtaken on the last lap.
• . Julia Shaw (drag2zero) from Bramshaw in the New Forest won her fourth National 25 mile Time Trial title. Shaw successfully defended her crown on a windswept course in Devon. She has already won the 10 mile title and is aiming to be selected for the World Championships in Copenhagen in September.
BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE 30KM P426 07/06 17 STARTERS
1, S McLAUGHLIN 41.65
2, J CLEMAS 41.58
3,I DIAPER 43.39
NEW FOREST CC 25 P164 07/06 16 STARTERS
1,K KING (SOTONIA CC) 57.35
2,H BULSRODE (SOUTHAMPTON RC) 57.39
3,P ASHLEY (TEAM FEAT) 0.1.16
CC WEYMOUTH 10 P459 07/06 14 STARTERS
1 J CHAPMAN 23.33
2,D CRITCHEL 23.44
3,J GLYNN 24.22
POOLE WHEELERS 10 P 431 15 STARTERS 08/06
1,T ICKE 22.44
2,G DIGHTON 22.46
3,S BIRTWISTLE 23.17
BOURNEMOUTH ARROW 10 P311 09/06 24 STARTERS
1,J GILFILLAN (TEAMFEAT) 22.07
2,D PICKERING (BJW) 22.49
3,K KING (SOTONIA) 23.08