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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

Matt Clarke on fine form for the years toughest race

BC Elite Road Race Series
Ryedale Grand Prix
Sunday 20 July 2014

In our view the Ryedale Grand Prix is the toughest road race of the Elite British Cycling Series and the 2014 edition was no exception with only 23 from 123 starters!

94 miles made up of a 7 lap circuit featuring a killer climb on every lap which created a staggering 60 retirements on the first passage. Our man on top form for the day was Matt Clarke who paid heed to the advice of our DS and cycling legend Sid Barras to be at the front of the group for at least the first two laps. Matt went up the climb in 5th wheel as as the bunch cracked behind him he stayed in group of 20 riders who were to form the pursing peloton when a Rapha 3-man break clipped off the front and stayed away for the win.

It was a massive achievement to finish this race and the attrition rate says it all. Well done Matt, top ride, you’ve done us proud.

Elite Men results:
1. Richard Handley, Rapha Condor JLT
2. Mike Cuming, Rapha Condor JLT @ 7 seconds
3. Russell Downing, NFTO @ 1.35
4. Rob Partridge, Velosure Giordana @ 1.37
5. Morgan Kniesky, Raleigh @ st
6. Kristian House, Rapha Condor JLT @st
7. Liam Holohan, Madison Genesis
8. Mattheiu Boulo, Raleigh
9. Rhys Lloyd, Metaltek Kuota
10. Matt Holmes, Madison Genesis
11. Russell Hampton, Athlon Sport/Bioracer
12. Marcin Bialoblocki, Velosure Giordana
13. David Clarke, KTM
14. Alex Peters, Madison Genesis
15. Dale Appleby, NFTO
16. Yanto Barker, Raleigh
17. David Shackleton, Wilson Wheels
18. Lawrence Carpenter, Catford CC
19. James Lowsely – Williams, NFTO
20. Matthew Clarke, Wheelbase Altura MGD
21. Daniel Whitehouse, Rapha Condor JLT
22. Tom Stewart, Madison Genesis
23. Dillon Byrne, Champion system
That’s it for finishers from 123 starters!

Duggleby - ‘Out of the barrel of a gun’
BC Elite Circuit Race Series East Yorkshire Classic Beverley Friday 18 July 2014
Photo: http://www.velouk.netA four man break of UK pro’s went clear early on in the race consisting of Matt Cronshaw (Velosure Giordana), Mike Northey (Madison Genesis), Adam Blythe (NFTO) and Graham Briggs (Rapha) and at 1.30 this was the podium locked down. Duggleby and Wilson both rode smart and conserved energy in the bunch until the final lap of 31 were Duggleby launched a devastating sprint on the peloton in pursuit of Dean Downing and came home in 6th amongst esteemed company.  Elite men: 1. Mike Northey, Madison Genesis2. Adam Blythe, NFTO @18 seconds3. Graham Briggs, Rapha Condor JLT4. Matt Cronshaw, Velosure Giordana5. Dean Downing, NFTO, @ 1.286. Adam Duggleby, Wheelbase Altura MGD7. Chris Opie, Rapha Condor JLT8. Alex Blain, Raleigh9. Andrew Hawdon, KTM10. George Atkins, Raleigh11. Ian Wilkinson, Raleigh12. Richard Hepworth, Velosure Giordana13. David McGowan, Metaltek, Kuota14. Russell Downing, NFTO15. Will Fox, Starley Primal16. Harry Tanfield, KTM17. Jacob Tipper, KTM18. Will Bjergfelt, Metalktek Kuota19. Alex Paton, Pedal Heaven20. Simon Wilson, Wheelbase Altura MGD21. Dale Appleby, NFTO22. Jonathan Shuster, Corley Cycles23. James Sampson, Haribo Beacon24. Hugh Wilson, NFTO25. Jake Womesley, Haribo Beacon

Duggleby - ‘Out of the barrel of a gun’

BC Elite Circuit Race Series
East Yorkshire Classic
Beverley Friday 18 July 2014

Photo: http://www.velouk.net

A four man break of UK pro’s went clear early on in the race consisting of Matt Cronshaw (Velosure Giordana), Mike Northey (Madison Genesis), Adam Blythe (NFTO) and Graham Briggs (Rapha) and at 1.30 this was the podium locked down.

Duggleby and Wilson both rode smart and conserved energy in the bunch until the final lap of 31 were Duggleby launched a devastating sprint on the peloton in pursuit of Dean Downing and came home in 6th amongst esteemed company.  

Elite men:
1. Mike Northey, Madison Genesis
2. Adam Blythe, NFTO @18 seconds
3. Graham Briggs, Rapha Condor JLT
4. Matt Cronshaw, Velosure Giordana
5. Dean Downing, NFTO, @ 1.28
6. Adam Duggleby, Wheelbase Altura MGD
7. Chris Opie, Rapha Condor JLT
8. Alex Blain, Raleigh
9. Andrew Hawdon, KTM
10. George Atkins, Raleigh
11. Ian Wilkinson, Raleigh
12. Richard Hepworth, Velosure Giordana
13. David McGowan, Metaltek, Kuota
14. Russell Downing, NFTO
15. Will Fox, Starley Primal
16. Harry Tanfield, KTM
17. Jacob Tipper, KTM
18. Will Bjergfelt, Metalktek Kuota
19. Alex Paton, Pedal Heaven
20. Simon Wilson, Wheelbase Altura MGD
21. Dale Appleby, NFTO
22. Jonathan Shuster, Corley Cycles
23. James Sampson, Haribo Beacon
24. Hugh Wilson, NFTO
25. Jake Womesley, Haribo Beacon

Duggleby and Craven ‘on form’ at Colne BC Elite Circuit Race

Colne Grand Prix
BC Elite Circuit Race Series
16 July 2014

A massive last lap effort from Adam Duggleby saw him move out the bunch on the last lap, catching the 4-man brake and taking 7th in the bunch gallop on a dangerous and high speed finish.

A top ride by the WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD rider and shows his formidable form ahead of Beverley and Sheffield BC Elite Circuit Race series.

In the support race Lewis Craven, WHEELBASE ALTURA MGD showed he’s in excellent form, developing a two man break early in the race and took second place to track sprinter Thomas Wood.  

Elite Men:
1 Graham Briggs Rapha Condor JLT
2 Dean Downing NFTO
3 Andrew Hawdon KTM road-and-trail.com
4 George Atkins Team Raleigh
5 Chris Opie Rapha Condor JLT
6 Alex Blain Team Raleigh
7 Adam Duggleby Wheelbase Altura MGD
8 Matt Cronshaw Velosure - Giordana RT
9 Richard Hepworth Velosure - Giordana RT
10 David McGowan Metaltek KUOTA RT

Support Race:
1 Thomas Wood Paul Milnes Cycles/Bradford Olympic RC
2 Lewis Craven Wheelbase Altura MGD
3 Robert Scott PH-MAS Cycling
4 Thomas Pidcock Chevin Cycles.com Trek
5 Jamie Ridehalgh Kirklees Cycling Academy

STOCKTON Velo 29 - Altura GRAND PRIX AND ELITE CRIT

Busy weekend ahead for the team based around Stockton-on-Tees with our title sponsor Altura also headline sponsor for the races the pressure is on to perform.

Stockton Velo 29 - Altura Elite Criterium
Friday 11 July 2014

Our line up:
29 Tom Barras Wheelbase Altura MGD
30 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD u23 Local
33 Tom Murray Wheelbase Altura MGD
34 Alex Orrell-­‐TurneWrheelbase Altura MGD u23
35 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Altura MGD

Stockton Velo 29 - Altura Grand Prix Elite Road Race
Sunday 13 July 2014

Our line up:
67 Tom Barras Wheelbase Altura MGD
68 Alex Bottomley Wheelbase Altura MGD u23 Local
69 Sam Boast Wheelbase Altura MGD
70 Adam Duggleby Wheelbase Altura MGD
71 Stuart Reid Wheelbase Altura MGD
72 Simon Wilson Wheelbase Altura MGD