BC South Charity Christmas LIZR Series – Standings after 3 stages
This was the 3rd stage of the BC South Charity Christmas LIZR Series – raising money for the Trussell Trust. So far we have raised £2,600 – please support
Stage 3 – The Hilly One – NYC Rising Empire
20kms around New York Grand Central park taking the New York KOM in both directions.
New York’s “Rising Empire” route is a climber’s delight, packing forward and reverse KOM efforts into a short span (they are only separated by less than 3km). Overall you will climb 362m on this route, just shy of the Empire State Building’s height of 373m
Length: 20.7 km Elevation: 362 m Lead-In: 0.4 km (0.2 miles) Map: New York
Men’s A Category – Stage
The Hilly stage was always going to have a big impact on the outcome of the GC battle and could the climbers make the most of their moment. The first split came on forward KOM when a group of 14 riders went clear. By the top of the climb they had opened up a lead of 26 seconds over the chasing group, with the 3rd group on the road a further 33 seconds back.
The 3rd group on the road were the fastest descenders and by the start of the 2nd climb had reduce their lead to the front by 5 seconds and to the 2nd group on the road to only 17seconds.
The lead group extended their lead up the climb and at the top of the climb had a maximum lead of 1min 18 over the 2nd group and 1 minute 30 over the 3rd. Yet again the 2nd and 3rd groups gave chase and at one point had reduced the deficit to 1min 9 seconds and 1 minute 19 respectively.
In the front group 4 riders went clear and opened up a 10 second advantage over the chasing pack.
Oscar Hutchings just held off Archie Cross and team mate Charlie in the sprint for the finish. Will Budge was a further 3 seconds back
1st Oscar Hutchings Team Tor 2000
2nd Archie Cross Bristol Road Club
3rd Charlie Beake Team Tor 2000
4th Will Budge PeaceFit Racing
Team Tor 2000 had a comfortable win over Poole Wheelers with BRC in 3rd and Bristol 4th.
Robert McEwan’s 8th place and 3 bonus seconds was just sufficient to hold on to the overall lead. Oscar moved up 3 places to 2nd. Iain Evans held on to 3rd spot, tied with an improving Will Budge. Joseph Taylor, Ashley Newman and Jake GRINTA all benefited from being in the front group and moved up 7,8 and 9 places respectively.
1st Robert McEwan Salisbury Road and Mountain Bike
2nd Oscar Hutchings Team Tor 2000 +3secs
3rd Iain Evans Army Cycling +19secs
4th Will Budge PeaceFit Racing +19secs
5th Charlie Revell Team Tor 2000 +27secs
Poole Wheelers took over from BRC in 1st spot with 73 degrees moving up into 3rd place
|2nd||Bristol Road Club|
Men’s B Category
The splits started early in the B’s, with the first selection being made on the first rise before the NYC KOM had been reached. The race split into small groups on the KOM, but then many groups came back together on the descent, only to be blown apart again on the reverse KOM.
A group of 8 riders contested the win and the bonus seconds with Michael Taylor of Bath CC just holding off John Benjamin of BoA CC
|1st||Michael Taylor||Bath CC|
|2nd||John Benjamin||BoA CC|
|3rd||Rob Hill||Bath CC|
|4th||Tobi Rosenkranz||Kingston Wheelers CC|
|5th||Jon Gall||Clevedon and District Road Club|
There were still bonus seconds for 9th and 10th place and Ben Warren and S Arkwright of PCC held off Johnny G in the sprint.
With two riders in the top 3 Bath CC were always going to win the team prize. BoA were in 2nd and KWCC in 3rd
Rob Hill of Bath CC extended his lead at the top. Tobi Rosenkranz of KWCC moved up into 2nd spot. Michael Taylor continued his rise up the table and is now only 2 seconds off the silver medal. Johnny G moved down 2 places and is now only 3 seconds ahead of Ben Warren in 5th.
There is no change in the B Cat Team Competition
|Kingston Wheelers CC|
|Portishead Cycling Club|
Women’s AB Category
Alice Thompson of Bristol Road Club was the early aggressive rider with an attack on the first rise. She opened up a 10second advantage that she held to the bottom of the KOM. The race split on the KOM and a group of 7 women went clear. Alice made it to the top of the climb with the leading group, but paid for her earlier efforts and was dropped on the descent.
Jenny Hudson and Ali Cameron went clear on the reverse KOM and opened out a 10 second lead by the top. It all came back together for the final km and Suze Anderson won the sprint to pick up the 20 bonus seconds.
The top 5 were
1st Suze Anderson Bristol Road Club
2nd Ali Cameron Bristol Road Club
3rd Kate Mactear 73 Degrees
4th Jenny Hudson Bristol Road Club
5th Elizabeth Sanders Avid CC
Jenny Hudson holds on to the top spot she took in Stage 2. Alice Thomson paid for her aggressive riding and moved down 2 places to 4th. Suze Anderson and Eleizabeth Sanders both moved up 1.
Emily Griffiths of Bath CC moved up a further two places to 5th
1st Jenny Hudson Bristol Road Club
2nd Suze Anderson Bristol Road Club
3rd Elizabeth Sanders Avid CC
4th Alice Thomson Bristol Road Club
5th Emily Griffiths Bath CC
BRC maintained their strangle hold at the top of the team competition. Parallel Coaching Club had 3 finishers in the Womens AB and had a team position for the first time
1 Bristol Road Club
2 Avid CC
3 Bella Velo Riders
4 Parallel Coaching Club
There is no change in the
1st Bristol Road Club
2nd Avid CC
3rd Bella Velo Riders
Men’s C Category
1st Johnny Heppner PDQ
2nd James Brown Districts of Hamwick Cyclesport Riders
3rd Ben Parfitt London Dynamo
1 Royal Marines Association CC 01:48:10
2 Bath CC 01:49:17
3 Cranleigh Cycling Club 01:50:10
1st Jordan Noble RCC
2nd Johnny Heppner PDQ
3rd Matt Adams Royal Marines Association CC
4th Malcolm Treby Bath CC
1st Royal Marines Association CC
2nd Cranleigh Cycling Club
3rd Portishead Cycling Club
4th Bath CC
Women’s C Category
1st Lucy Bryant Salt and Sham
2nd Gaynor Morgan Bella Velo Riders
3rd Claire Ablett Portishead Cycling Club
4th Liz Kemp Westbury Wheelers
5th Cat Ridgway Bella Velo Riders
1 Bella Velo Riders 01:56:23
2 Portishead Cycling Club 01:59:32
3 Salt and Sham 02:04:38
4 Sotonia CC 02:07:29
5 Clapham Chasers Riders 02:18:52
1st Lucy Bryant Salt and Sham
2nd Jo Greening Clapham Chasers Riders
3rd Tracey Phillips Portishead Cycling Club
4th Liz Kemp Westbury Wheelers
5th Claire Ablett Portishead Cycling Club
1st Bella Velo Riders
2nd Portishead Cycling Club
3rd Salt and Sham
4th Clapham Chasers Riders
Full Stage Results can be found here
Full GC Results can be found here