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Otley Elite Criterium

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Otley is the biggest and most exciting Criterium of the British Cycling Elite series and 2014 was no exception. With the Yorkshire Grand Depart only days away the riders of WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD did battle in the Elite race in front of a 20,000+ crowd.

We rode smart and the ‘on-form’ Duggleby did his fair share of attacks.

Watch our short behind the scenes film as the lads warm up ahead of the race.

Film by: Dave Macfarlane www.http://davemacfarlane.co.uk/

Tour of the Fens
Elite Road Race
Sunday 26 July 2014 
Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire
Photos: www.velouk.net

WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD journeyed south for a very rare 130mile pan-flat course for the 4 round of the British Cycling Elite Road Race Series.

The race got off to a fast-pace with an average speed for the first 2 hours of 31.2pmh and no acts surviving. WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD riders were active at the front of the peloton with both Tom Barras and Sam Boast getting in moves with top riders but the windy conditions meant that all attacks were reeled back in. 

Unfortunately a serious accident in the support race meant that racing was postponed for 1 hour and when it resumed WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD made sure we were on the front to cover and counter attacks.

Alex Bottomley got in a move which we hoped would stay but a fast moving bunch ensured that didn’t happen. The race was flipped on it’s head when we hit a section of gravel road at 40mph taking out half the field with punctures. Our Panaracer Evo A tyres stood up well and we only lost Si Wilson to a double puncture.

Tom Barras and cyclocross expert Stuart Reid relished the challenge of the dusty and danagerous gravel road and Reid managed to move up 40 places!

Barras gripped it on the final finishing circuits to finish 25th and Reid, Bottomley, Boast and Clarke and finished within the top 40 from 123 starters. All round a decent race. 

ELITE MEN Result:

1. Adam Blythe, NFTO Pro Cycling

2. Chris Opie, Rapha Condor JLT

3. Russell Downing, NFTO

4. Alex Blain, Raleigh

5. Yanto Barker, Raleigh

6. Matt Cronshaw, Velosure Giordana

7. Kristian House, Rapha Condor JLT

8. Alex Peters, Madison Genesis

9. Russell Hampton, Athlonsport/Bioracer

10. Morgan Kniesky, Raleigh

11. James Lowsley-Williams, NFTO Pro Cycling

12. James Lewis, NFTO Pro Cycling

13. Tobyn Horton, Madison Genesis

14. Ian Wilkinson, Raleigh

15. Marcin Bialoblocki, Velosure Giordana

16. Liam Stones, Raleigh

17. Ian Bibby, Madison Genesis

18. John Tanner,

19. Tom Stewart, Madison Genesis

20. Richard Handley, Rapha Condor JLT

21. Tom Moses, Rapha Condor JLT

22. Dale Appleby, NFTO Pro Cycling

23. Sam Williams, NFTO Pro Cycling

24. Will Fox, Starley Primal

25. Tom Barras, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD

26. Rob Partridge, Velosure Giordana

27. Dave Creegan

28. Jacob Scott, Haribo Beacon

29. Henry Hunter, Team Wallis

30. Mike Cuming, Rapha Condor JLT

31. Wouter Sybrandy, Sigma Sport

32. Stuart Reid, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD

33. George Atkins, Raleigh

34. Nathan Edmondson, Velosure Giordana

35. Mike Northey, Madison Genesis

 

 

Tour of the Fens
Elite Road Race
Sunday 26 July 2014 
Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

This Sunday’s ‘Tour of the Fens’ looks to be an interesting race, 130miles, pan-flat, a few dirt and concrete roads and cross-winds should make this event unique to the UK and one that should suit a number of our team given their success in Belgium.

WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD squad:
1. Tom Barras   
2. Sam Boast
3. Alex Bottomley
4. Matthew Clarke
5. Stuart Reid  
6. Simon Wilson

'RIDE LIKE A PRO' DAY WITH P V DOBSON JAGUAR AND TEAM WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD   Join our Ride like a Pro ride out on Saturday 6th September at 10:00am and you could be riding with Team Sky at their 2015 pre-season training camp in Majorca. With a whole host of cycling-focused extras to enjoy, there will be a real feel of the ‘grand depart’. From the off you’ll be supported by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake in full Team Sky livery and the Team WHEELBASE car – just like the cars that are following our finest riders throughout this fantastic summer of cycling. At the start and the finish line there will be refreshments and you can explore the stunning XF Sportbrake, the car that’s at the heart of Team Sky and local Elite team WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD. Most exciting of all, participating in the ride out could lead to a cycling experience like no other. This is your exclusive opportunity to ride with Team Sky on the stunning island of Majorca at their winter training camp. All you need to do is participate in our ride out for the chance to be randomly selected for the Grand Final where you’ll compete on both two wheels and four to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. To take part in the ride out, complete the registration form below. You will have the opportunity to make a donation to the road safety charity Brake on registration (this is not compulsory). Once registered, join our Strava group, which confirms your entry, captures all ride data on the day and allows you to share your ride with fellow cycling enthusiasts. Please note that places on the ride out are limited and that you will receive a confirmation email following sign up.Register here: http://www.dobsons.kendal.jaguar.co.uk/events/ridelikeapro

'RIDE LIKE A PRO' DAY WITH P V DOBSON JAGUAR AND TEAM WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD 
 
Join our Ride like a Pro ride out on Saturday 6th September at 10:00am and you could be riding with Team Sky at their 2015 pre-season training camp in Majorca. With a whole host of cycling-focused extras to enjoy, there will be a real feel of the ‘grand depart’.
 
From the off you’ll be supported by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake in full Team Sky livery and the Team WHEELBASE car – just like the cars that are following our finest riders throughout this fantastic summer of cycling. At the start and the finish line there will be refreshments and you can explore the stunning XF Sportbrake, the car that’s at the heart of Team Sky and local Elite team WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD.
 
Most exciting of all, participating in the ride out could lead to a cycling experience like no other. This is your exclusive opportunity to ride with Team Sky on the stunning island of Majorca at their winter training camp. All you need to do is participate in our ride out for the chance to be randomly selected for the Grand Final where you’ll compete on both two wheels and four to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
To take part in the ride out, complete the registration form below. You will have the opportunity to make a donation to the road safety charity Brake on registration (this is not compulsory).
 
Once registered, join our Strava group, which confirms your entry, captures all ride data on the day and allows you to share your ride with fellow cycling enthusiasts.
 
Please note that places on the ride out are limited and that you will receive a confirmation email following sign up.

Register here: http://www.dobsons.kendal.jaguar.co.uk/events/ridelikeapro

A packed BC Elite calendar continues.

This weeks races…

BC Elite Circuit Race
Sheffield Grand Prix
Weds 23rd July
http://www.sheffieldgrandprix.co.uk/
 
Our line-up:
Elite men:
Tom Barras
Alex Bottomley
Andrew Coupe
Tom Murray
Alex Orrell-Turner
Stuart Reid
 
Support race:
Lewis Craven
Matt Hoyle


BC Elite Road Race Series
Vericool Circuit of the Fens
Sunday 27th July
http://www.velouk.net/2014/07/15/news-vericool-circuit-fens/

Our line-up:
96. Tom BARRAS
97. Sam BOAST
98. Alex BOTTOMLEY
99. Matthew CLARKE
100. Andrew COUPE
101. Simon WILSON